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VOL. 39 | 2001 Introducing quaternionic gerbes
Finlay Thompson

Editor(s) Andrew Hassell, Alexander Isaev, Adam Sikora


The notion of a quaternionic gerbe is presented as a new way of bundling algebraic structures over a four manifold. The structure groupoid of this fibration is described in some detail. The Euclidean conformal group $\mathbb{R}^+SO(4)$ appears naturally as a (non-commutative) monoidal structure on this groupoid. Using this monoidal structure we indicate the existence of a canonical quaternionic gerbe associated to a conformal structure on a four manifold.


Published: 1 January 2001
First available in Project Euclid: 17 November 2014

zbMATH: 1126.53310
MathSciNet: MR1852708

Rights: Copyright © 2001, Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, Mathematical Sciences Institute, The Australian National University. This book is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without permission. Inquiries should be made to the publisher.


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