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193. Elias Baro
On the o-minimal LS-category

Submission date: 29 June 2009


We introduce the o-minimal LS-category of definable sets in o-minimal expansions of ordered fields and we establish a relation with the semialgebraic and the classical one. We also study the o-minimal LS-category of definable groups. Along the way, we show that two definably connected definably compact definable groups G and H are definable homotopy equivalent if and only if L(G) and L(H) are homotopy equivalent, where L is the functor which associates to each definable group its corresponding Lie group via Pillay's conjecture.

Mathematics Subject Classification: 03C64, 14P10, 55Q99, 55M30

Keywords and phrases: o-minimality, LS-category, definable groups, homotopy equivalences

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