# Higher form Yang-Mills as higher BFYM theories

@inproceedings{Song2021HigherFY, title={Higher form Yang-Mills as higher BFYM theories}, author={Danhua Song and Kaiyuan Lou and Ke Wu and Jie Yang}, year={2021} }

We give a brief overview how to generalize a BF theory to 2BF and 3BF theories within the higher gauge theory framework. We find that, for the BF theory, there is a deformation giving the formulation of the standard Yang-Mills theory. In this work we study the generalizations of the Yang-Mills theory to the 2-form Yang-Mills theory and construct the 3-form Yang-Mills theory. Then, for the 2BF and 3BF theories, we give good deformed models, 2BFYM and 3BFYM, describing the corresponding dynamics…

## One Citation

### Topological invariant of 4-manifolds based on a 3-group

- MathematicsJournal of High Energy Physics
- 2022

Abstract
We study a generalization of 4-dimensional BF-theory in the context of higher gauge theory. We construct a triangulation independent topological state sum Z, based on the classical 3BF…

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