The ABJM model is a higher gauge theory

Author: 

Palmer, S
Saemann, C

Publication Date: 

September 2014

Journal: 

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOMETRIC METHODS IN MODERN PHYSICS

Last Updated: 

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

Issue: 

8

Volume: 

11

DOI: 

10.1142/S0219887814500753

page: 

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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1085404

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Journal Article