nLab Characteristic forms and geometric invariants


\infty-Chern-Simons theory

∞-Chern-Weil theory

∞-Chern-Simons theory

∞-Wess-Zumino-Witten theory




This entry is to record the reference

This is the origin of the notion of Chern-Simons forms and their conception as secondary characteristic classes, which led to the refinement of the Chern-Weil homomorphism by Cheeger-Simons differential characters.

This is also where Chern-Simons theory derives its name from.

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