Heriot-Watt Mathematics Report Series
HWM02-44, 14 Jan 2003
A functorial approach to n-gerbes
P R Turner
We provide a characterisation of n-gerbes with connection in terms of a variant of Turaev's homotopy quantum field theories based on chains in a smooth manifold X.
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Full text: http://arxiv.org/abs/math.AT/0212128
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