We explore two constructions in homotopy category with algebraic precursors in the theory of noncommutative rings and homological algebra, namely the Hochschild cohomology of ring spectra and Morita theory. The present paper provides an extension of the algebraic theory to include the case when is not necessarily a progenerator. Our approach is complementary to recent work of Dwyer and Greenlees and of Schwede and Shipley.
A central notion of noncommutative ring theory related to Morita equivalence is that of central separable or Azumaya algebras. For such an Azumaya algebra , its Hochschild cohomology is concentrated in degree and is equal to the center of . We introduce a notion of topological Azumaya algebra and show that in the case when the ground –algebra is an Eilenberg–Mac Lane spectrum of a commutative ring this notion specializes to classical Azumaya algebras. A canonical example of a topological Azumaya –algebra is the endomorphism –algebra of a finite cell –module. We show that the spectrum of mod topological –theory is a nontrivial topological Azumaya algebra over the –adic completion of the –theory spectrum . This leads to the determination of , the topological Hochschild cohomology of . As far as we know this is the first calculation of for a noncommutative –algebra .
"Topological Hochschild cohomology and generalized Morita equivalence." Algebr. Geom. Topol. 4 (1) 623 - 645, 2004. https://doi.org/10.2140/agt.2004.4.623