Higher Homotopies in a Hierarchy of Univalent Universes

27 Mar 2015  ·  Kraus Nicolai, Sattler Christian ·

For Martin-Lof type theory with a hierarchy U(0): U(1): U(2): ... of univalent universes, we show that U(n) is not an n-type. Our construction also solves the problem of finding a type that strictly has some high truncation level without using higher inductive types... In particular, U(n) is such a type if we restrict it to n-types. We have fully formalized and verified our results within the dependently typed language and proof assistant Agda. read more

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