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### Second nonabelian group cohomology: cocycles vs. gerbes

In 1965 Jean Giraud published two Comptes Rendus notes titled "Cohomologie non abĂ©lienne", and in 1971 he published a book with the same title.
In 1966 Tonny A. Springer's paper "Nonabelian $H^2$ in ...

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### Constructing a stack (gerbe) from a connected groupoid

Let $\mathcal{G}=(A\rightrightarrows X)$ be a groupoid.
Here $X={\rm Ob}(\mathcal{G})$, $A={\rm Ar}(\mathcal{G})$,
and we have 5 maps:
$s,t\colon A\to X$ (the source and the target, surjective),
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### The Abelian Group of Equivalence Classes of Gerbes

Are there any good references/explanations for understanding the "contracted product" (as Brylinski calls it) of a gerbe with abelian band? I am finding it difficult, using Brylisnki's definition. to ...

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### Twisting an object P by an H-Torsor I

I am reading Brylinski's Loop Spaces, Characteristic Classes, and Geometric Quantization.
The Statement
Let $C$ be a gerbe on a space $X$ with "abelian" band $H$, $f: Y \to X$ a local homeomorphism ...