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In this paper, we give the categorification of Leibniz algebras, which is equivalent to 2-term sh Leibniz algebras. They reveal the algebraic structure of omni-Lie 2-algebras introduced in \cite{omniLie2} as well as twisted Courant algebroids by closed 4-forms introduced in \cite{4form}. We also prove that Dirac structures of twisted Courant algebroids give rise to 2-term $L_\infty$-algebras and geometric structures behind them are exactly $H$-twisted Lie algebroids introduced in \cite{Grutzmann}.

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We introduce the notion of omni-Lie superalgebra as a super version of the omni-Lie algebra introduced by Weinstein. This algebraic structure gives a nontrivial example of Leibniz superalgebra and Lie 2-superalgebra. We prove that there is a one-to-one correspondence between Dirac structures of the omni-Lie superalgebra and Lie superalgebra structures on subspaces of a super vector space.

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In this paper, first we construct a Lie 2-algebra associated to every Leibniz algebra via the skew-symmetrization. Furthermore, we introduce the notion of the naive representation for a Leibniz algebra in order to realize the abstract operations as a concrete linear operation. At last, we study some properties of naive cohomologies.

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The notion of crossed modules for Lie 2-algebras is introduced. We show that, associated to such a crossed module, there is a strict Lie 3-algebra structure on its mapping cone complex and a strict Lie 2-algebra structure on its derivations. Finally, we classify strong crossed modules by means of the third cohomology group of Lie 2-algebras.

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In this letter, first we give a decomposition for any Lie-Poisson structure $\pi_g$ associated to the modular vector. In particular, $\pi_g$ splits into two compatible Lie-Poisson structures if $dim{g} \leq 3$. As an application, we classified quadratic deformations of Lie-Poisson structures on $\mathbb R^3$ up to linear diffeomorphisms.

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In this paper, we introduce the notion of $E$-Courant algebroids, where $E$ is a vector bundle. It is a kind of generalized Courant algebroid and contains Courant algebroids, Courant-Jacobi algebroids and omni-Lie algebroids as its special cases. We explore novel phenomena exhibited by $E$-Courant algebroids and provide many examples. We study the automorphism groups of omni-Lie algebroids and classify the isomorphism classes of exact $E$-Courant algebroids. In addition, we introduce the concepts of $E$-Lie bialgebroids and Manin triples.

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We introduce the notion of omni-Lie 2-algebra, which is a categorification of Weinstein's omni-Lie algebras. We prove that there is a one-to-one correspondence between strict Lie 2-algebra structures on 2-sub-vector spaces of a 2-vector space $\V$ and Dirac structures on the omni-Lie 2-algebra $ \gl(\V)\oplus \V $. In particular, strict Lie 2-algebra structures on $\V$ itself one-to-one correspond to Dirac structures of the form of graphs. Finally, we introduce the notion of twisted omni-Lie 2-algebra to describe (non-strict) Lie 2-algebra structures. Dirac structures of a twisted omni-Lie 2-algebra correspond to certain (non-strict) Lie 2-algebra structures, which include string Lie 2-algebra structures.

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In this paper, we construct a category of short exact sequences of vector bundles and prove that it is equivalent to the category of double vector bundles. Moreover, operations on double vector bundles can be transferred to operations on the corresponding short exact sequences. In particular, we study the duality theory of double vector bundles in term of the corresponding short exact sequences. Examples including the jet bundle and the Atiyah algebroid are discussed.

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In this paper, we consider deformations of Lie 2-algebras via the cohomology theory. We prove that a 1-parameter infinitesimal deformation of a Lie 2-algebra $\g$ corresponds to a 2-cocycle of $\g$ with the coefficients in the adjoint representation. The Nijenhuis operator for Lie 2-algebras is introduced to describe trivial deformations. We also study abelian extensions of Lie 2-algebras from the viewpoint of deformations of semidirect product Lie 2-algebras.

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Omni-Lie algebroids are generalizations of Alan Weinstein's omni-Lie algebras. A Dirac structure in an omni-Lie algebroid $\dev E\oplus \jet E$ is necessarily a Lie algebroid together with a representation on $E$. We study the geometry underlying these Dirac structures in the light of reduction theory. In particular, we prove that there is a one-to-one correspondence between reducible Dirac structures and projective Lie algebroids in $\huaT=TM\oplus E$; we establish the relation between the normalizer $N_{L}$ of a reducible Dirac structure $L$ and the derivation algebra $\Der(\pomnib (L))$ of the projective Lie algebroid $\pomnib (L)$; we study the cohomology group $\mathrm{H}^\bullet(L,\rho_{L})$ and the relation between $N_{L}$ and $\mathrm{H}^1(L,\rho_{L})$; we describe Lie bialgebroids using the adjoint representation; we study the deformation of a Dirac structure $L$, which is related with $\mathrm{H}^2(L,\rho_{L})$.