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Algebraic Structures for Bundle Gerbes and the Wess-Zumino Term in Conformal Field Theory

  title={Algebraic Structures for Bundle Gerbes and the Wess-Zumino Term in Conformal Field Theory},
  author={Konrad Waldorf},
Surface holonomy of connections on abelian gerbes has essentially improved the geometric description of Wess-Zumino-Witten models. The theory of these connections also provides a possibility to discuss Wess-Zumino-Witten models for generalized classes of surfaces: surfaces with defect lines and unoriented surfaces. In this thesis we have introduced and studied additional structures for abelian bundle gerbes with connections in order to deal with these generalized classes of surfaces. Their… 

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