# Universal first-order Massey product of a prefactorization algebra

July 10, 2023

This paper studies the universal first-order Massey product of a
prefactorization algebra, which encodes higher algebraic operations on the
cohomology. Explicit computations of these structures are carried out in the
locally constant case, with applications to factorization envelopes on
$\mathbb{R}^m$ and a compactification of linear Chern-Simons theory on
$\mathbb{R}^2\times \mathbb{S}^1$.

Keywords:

prefactorization algebras, dg-operads, minimal models, Massey products