I am currently working my way through classical Yang-Mills theory with(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

the help of John Baez's book on gauge fields and some others. I have

recently just began to notice the new, well new to myself, research on

higher gauge theory. This looks very interesting but I feel that my

background in category theory is too weak to actually understand

everything that is going on. This seems to be a recurring theme as I

try to advance my knowledge of mathematical physics. Last semester I

took a course on topological quantum field theory and another on

quantum groups and I feel that I did not get a lot out of it due to

the amount of category theory that was used. So my question is this:

does anyone know of a good reference for learning category theory? I

have looked at Mac Lane's book but find a bit "spooky" with the amount

of set theory he uses. Thanks for the help.

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