, Volume 243, Issue 3, pp 541-555
Date: 11 Nov 2003

Higgs Fields, Bundle Gerbes and String Structures

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Abstract

We use bundle gerbes and their connections and curvings to obtain an explicit formula for a de Rham representative of the string class of a loop group bundle. This is related to earlier work on calorons.

CommunicatedBy R.H. Dijkgraaf
Both authors acknowledge the support of the Australian Research Council.