The Geometry of Bundle Gerbes
Abstract
This thesis reviews the theory of bundle gerbes and then examines the higher dimensional notion of a bundle 2gerbe. The notion of a bundle 2gerbe connection and 2curving are introduced and it is shown that there is a class in H^{4}(M;Z) associated to any bundle 2gerbe.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 April 2000
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/0004117
 Bibcode:
 2000PhDT.......389S
 Keywords:

 Differential Geometry;
 Mathematical Physics;
 55R65;
 18D05;
 Differential Geometry;
 Mathematical Physics;
 55R65;
 18D05
 EPrint:
 PhD thesis, 153 pages