# The ABJM model is a higher gauge theory

Palmer, S
Saemann, C

September 2014

## Journal:

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOMETRIC METHODS IN MODERN PHYSICS

## Last Updated:

2021-03-03T05:25:59.013+00:00

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## DOI:

10.1142/S0219887814500753

1450075-1450075

## abstract:

<jats:p> M2-branes couple to a 3-form potential, which suggests that their description involves a non-abelian 2-gerbe or, equivalently, a principal 3-bundle. We show that current M2-brane models fit this expectation: they can be reformulated as higher gauge theories on such categorified bundles. We thus add to the still very sparse list of physically interesting higher gauge theories. </jats:p>

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