Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 243, Issue 3, pp 541–555

Higgs Fields, Bundle Gerbes and String Structures


DOI: 10.1007/s00220-003-0984-4

Cite this article as:
Murray, M. & Stevenson, D. Commun. Math. Phys. (2003) 243: 541. doi:10.1007/s00220-003-0984-4


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pure MathematicsUniversity of AdelaideAustralia

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