p-universal spaces and rational homotopy types

Research paper by R. Body, M. Mimura, H. Shiga, D. Sullivan

Indexed on: 01 Aug '98Published on: 01 Aug '98Published in: Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici


We prove that the p-universality of a space does not depend on a prime p but only on its rational homotopy type. The minimal model of such a rational homotopy type is characterized by the existence of the trivial endomorphism in the closure of its automorphism group.