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On the Lie 2-algebra of sections of an LA-groupoid

Lookup NU author(s): Dr James Waldron



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In this work we introduce the category of multiplicative sections of an LA-groupoid. We prove that this category carries a natural strict Lie 2-algebra structure, which is Morita invariant. As applications, we study the algebraic structure underlying multiplicative vector fields on a Lie groupoid and in particular vector fields on differentiable stacks. We also introduce the notion of geometric vector field on the quotient stack of a Lie groupoid, showing that the space of such vector fields is a Lie algebra. We describe the Lie algebra of geometric vector fields in several cases, including classifying stacks, quotient stacks of regular Lie groupoids and in particular orbifolds, and foliation groupoids.

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Author(s): Ortiz C, Waldron J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Geometry and Physics

Year: 2019

Volume: 145

Print publication date: 01/11/2019

Online publication date: 15/07/2019

Acceptance date: 06/07/2019

Date deposited: 10/10/2019

ISSN (electronic): 0393-0440

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.geomphys.2019.07.005


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