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SEMISTRICT TAMSAMANI NGROUPOIDS AND CONNECTED NTYPES
, 2007
"... Tamsamani’s weak ngroupoids are known to model ntypes. In this paper we show that every Tamsamani weak ngroupoid representing a connected ntype is equivalent in a suitable way to a semistrict one. We obtain this result by comparing Tamsamani’s weak ngroupoids and cat n−1groups as models of co ..."
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Tamsamani’s weak ngroupoids are known to model ntypes. In this paper we show that every Tamsamani weak ngroupoid representing a connected ntype is equivalent in a suitable way to a semistrict one. We obtain this result by comparing Tamsamani’s weak ngroupoids and cat n−1groups as models of connected ntypes.
Internal categorical structure in homotopical algebra
 Proceedings of the IMA workshop ?nCategories: Foundations and Applications?, June 2004, (to appear). CROSSED MODULES AND PEIFFER CONDITION 135 [Ped95] [Por87
, 1995
"... Abstract. This is a survey on the use of some internal higher categorical structures in algebraic topology and homotopy theory. After providing a general view of the area and its applications, we concentrate on the algebraic modelling of connected (n + 1)types through cat ngroups. 1. ..."
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Abstract. This is a survey on the use of some internal higher categorical structures in algebraic topology and homotopy theory. After providing a general view of the area and its applications, we concentrate on the algebraic modelling of connected (n + 1)types through cat ngroups. 1.
NOTE ON COMMUTATIVITY IN DOUBLE SEMIGROUPS AND TWOFOLD MONOIDAL CATEGORIES
, 2007
"... A concrete computation — twelve slidings with sixteen tiles — reveals that certain commutativity phenomena occur in every double semigroup. This can be seen as a sort of EckmannHilton argument, but it does not use units. The result implies in particular that all cancellative double semigroups and a ..."
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A concrete computation — twelve slidings with sixteen tiles — reveals that certain commutativity phenomena occur in every double semigroup. This can be seen as a sort of EckmannHilton argument, but it does not use units. The result implies in particular that all cancellative double semigroups and all inverse double semigroups are commutative. Stepping up one dimension, the result is used to prove that all strictly associative twofold monoidal categories (with weak units) are degenerate symmetric. In particular, strictly associative oneobject, onearrow 3groupoids (with weak units) cannot realise all simplyconnected homotopy 3types.
Model structures on the category of small double categories, Algebraic and Geometric Topology 8
, 2008
"... Abstract. In this paper we obtain several model structures on DblCat, the category of small double categories. Our model structures have three sources. We first transfer across a categorificationnerve adjunction. Secondly, we view double categories as internal categories in Cat and take as our weak ..."
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Abstract. In this paper we obtain several model structures on DblCat, the category of small double categories. Our model structures have three sources. We first transfer across a categorificationnerve adjunction. Secondly, we view double categories as internal categories in Cat and take as our weak equivalences various internal equivalences defined via Grothendieck topologies. Thirdly, DblCat inherits a model structure as a category of algebras over a 2monad. Some of these model structures coincide and the different points of view give us further results about cofibrant replacements and cofibrant objects. As part of this program we give explicit descriptions and discuss properties of free double categories, quotient double categories, colimits of double categories, and several nerves
A PREHISTORY OF nCATEGORICAL PHYSICS
, 2008
"... We begin with a chronology tracing the rise of symmetry concepts in physics, starting with groups and their role in relativity, and leading up to more sophisticated concepts from ncategory theory, which manifest themselves in Feynman diagrams and their higherdimensional generalizations: strings, me ..."
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We begin with a chronology tracing the rise of symmetry concepts in physics, starting with groups and their role in relativity, and leading up to more sophisticated concepts from ncategory theory, which manifest themselves in Feynman diagrams and their higherdimensional generalizations: strings, membranes and spin foams.