The ABJM Model is a higher gauge theory

Sam Arnold Palmer, Christian Saemann

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1450075
JournalInternational Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2014


  • hep-th
  • math-ph
  • math.MP


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