Lax monoidal structure on the category of 2-categories and lax functors

Branko Nikolic – 27 June 2018

Lax functors between bicategories (and in particular 2-categories) compose strictly and form an ordinary category. In my previous work I gave a model for a binary tensor product of 2-categories that strictifies lax functors. In this talk I will show that the n-fold version of it organizes into a lax monoidal structure