# nLab braided monoidal 2-category

### Context

#### Monoidal categories

monoidal categories

## With traces

• trace

• traced monoidal category?

## In higher category theory

#### 2-Category theory

2-category theory

# Contents

## Idea

A braided monoidal 2-category is a 2-category $C$ equipped with a tensor product $\otimes :C×C\to C$ 2-functor which satisfies the first in a hierarchy of conditions for being commutative up to equivalence: in the language of k-tuply monoidal n-categories a braided monoidal 2-category is a doubly monoidal 2-category.

As described there, this may be identified with a pointed 4-category with a single object and a single 1-morphism.

## Properties

### Picard 2-groupoid

The Picard 2-groupoid of a braided monoidal 2-category is a braided 3-group.

## References

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Revised on April 8, 2013 22:28:06 by Urs Schreiber (82.113.99.18)