Handbook of Pseudo-Riemannian Geometry and Supersymmetry


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pp: 653–682

DOI: 10.4171/079-1/19

Surface holonomy

Konrad Waldorf[1]

(1) University of California, Berkeley, USA

The notion of holonomy of a line bundle (endowed with a connection) around a loop is extended to the holonomy of a gerbe along a closed oriented surface, which corresponds to the interaction of a string with a three-form gauge field.

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