## Abstract

We show that the category of vector fields on a geometric stack has the structure of a Lie 2-algebra. This proves a conjecture of R. Hepworth. The construction uses a Lie groupoid that presents the geometric stack. We show that the category of vector fields on the Lie groupoid is equivalent to the category of vector fields on the stack. The category of vector fields on the Lie groupoid has a Lie 2-algebra structure built from known (ordinary) Lie brackets on multiplicative vector fields of Mackenzie and Xu and the global sections of the Lie algebroid of the Lie groupoid. After giving a precise formulation of Morita invariance of the construction, we verify that the Lie 2- algebra structure defined in this way is well-defined on the underlying stack.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1-34 |

Number of pages | 34 |

Journal | Pacific Journal of Mathematics |

Volume | 309 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 2020 |

## Keywords

- Lie 2-algebra
- Lie groupoid
- stack
- vector field

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- General Mathematics