# Global Double Field Theory is Higher Kaluza-Klein Theory.

@inproceedings{Alfonsi2019GlobalDF, title={Global Double Field Theory is Higher Kaluza-Klein Theory.}, author={Luigi Alfonsi}, year={2019} }

Kaluza-Klein Theory states that a metric on the total space of a principal bundle $P\rightarrow M$, if it is invariant under the principal action of $P$, naturally reduces to a metric together with a gauge field on the base manifold $M$. We propose a generalization of this Kaluza-Klein principle to higher principal bundles and higher gauge fields. For the particular case of the abelian gerbe of Kalb-Ramond field, this Higher Kaluza-Klein geometry provides a natural global formulation for Double… CONTINUE READING

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