Lazy cohomology: An analogue of the Schur multiplier for arbitrary Hopf algebras
We propose a detailed systematic study of a group associated, by elementary means of lazy 2-cocycles, to any Hopf algebra A. This group was introduced by Schauenburg in order to generalize Kac's exact sequence. We study the various interplays of lazy cohomology in Hopf algebra theory: Galois and biGalois objects, Brauer groups and projective representations. We obtain a Kac–Schauenburg-type sequence for double crossed products of possibly infinite-dimensional Hopf algebras. Finally, the explicit computation of for monomial Hopf algebras and for a class of cotriangular Hopf algebras is performed.