Quantum groups, skein theories, operadic and diagrammatic algebra, quantum field theory

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### Are there only finitely many maximal subfactors of a fixed finite index ?

A subfactor $N \subset M $ is maximal if it admits no non-trivial intermediate subfactors $N \subset P \subset M $.
Question: are there only finitely many maximal subfactors of a fixed finite ...

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### Non-“weakly group theoretical” integral fusion categories?

Is there an integral fusion category of global dimension $210$, such that the simple objects have dimensions $\{1,5,5,5,6,7,7\}$ and the following fusion matrices?
$\small{\begin{smallmatrix}
1 & ...

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### polynomial representation of $sl_{2}(k)$

Let $k$ be an algebraic closed field of characteristic 0. We write
$$X=\left(
\begin{array}{ccc}
0 & 1\\
0 & 0\\
\end{array}
\right),~~
Y=\left(
\begin{array}{ccc}
0 & 0\\
1 & 0\\
...

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### Links which HOMFLY homology distinguish but the HOMFLY polynomial does not.

Does anyone know of a pair of different links which the HOMFLY polynomial does not distinguish, but HOMFLY homology does? Or does there exist such a pair of links?
I'm assuming there does exist ...

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### Gerstenhaber bracket out of $L_\infty$ algebras

Given a Lie algebra g, with $Ug$ being its universal enveloping algebra, one can construct a cochain complex $d: Ug^n \rightarrow Ug^{n+1}$, and a Gerstenhaber bracket on $\oplus_n Ug^n$ so that ...

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### When does the rank of a module behave sub-multiplicatively under tensoring?

Let $\cal{E}$ be a finitely generated projective bimodule over a (noncommutative) algebra $A$. Moreover, let us assume that $\cal{E}$ is of finite rank $n$. The tensor product
$
\cal{E} \otimes_A ...

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### Existence of a projection operator onto a classical set of density matrices

I have a Hilbert space of quantum density matrices written in the Glauber-Sudarshan P representation - ie. we have coherent states $|\alpha \rangle$ and we write density matrices as
$$ \rho = \int ...

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### How unique are extensions of TQFTs to lower dimension?

Say I have an "ordinary" TQFT $F$ of dimension $n$, assigning groups or vector spaces to closed $(n-1)$-manifolds and linear maps to cobordisms. Consider the different ways $F$ can be obtained from a ...

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### Decomposition of C' Kazhdan-Lusztig basis element associated to longest word in S_n

I'm trying to decompose the Kazhdan-Lusztig C' basis element associated to the longest word in $S_n$, $C'_{w_0}$ into products and sums of elements $C'_w$ where $w < w_0$ in the Bruhat order. For ...

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### A list of infinite dimensional coalgebras over a field

I'm looking for a vast list of infinite list of coalgebras of infinite dimension, I'm familiar with the standard ones, any example is well received. I'm currently writing a paper on coalgebras, so the ...

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### Quantum-Jimbo Algebras: Why Such Fuss About Roots of Unity?

Coming from a Lie algebraic background, I'm trying to branch onto quantum group theory. The divide I see all the time, is $q$ a root of unity or $q$ not a root of unity. I am wondering why is this? If ...

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### Quantum Coordinate Algebras at Roots of Unity and Non-Standard Irrep Types

Let $\frak{g}$ be a complex semi-simple Lie algebra of rank $n$, and $U_q(\frak{g})$ the corresponding Drinfeld-Jimbo algebra. As is well-known, for $q$ not a root of unity, the irreducible ...

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### Hopf Duals and Matrix Coefficients

One defines the finite dual of a Hopf algebra $A$ as
$$
H^o := \{f \in H^* ~|~ f(I) = 0, \text{ for some ideal $I$ of $H$ with } \dim_C(H/I) < \infty \}.
$$
As is well-known, $H^o$ has a ...

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vote

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### Generators of the Quantum Coordinate Algebras and Quantized Enveloping Algebra Representations

The representations of the quantized enveloping algebra $U_q(\frak{sl}_n)$ are labeled by the positive weight lattice $P^+$ of the classical Lie algebra $\frak{sl}_n$. Moreover, the dual Hopf algebra ...

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### Quantized Enveloping Algebras at $q=1$

As is well-known, the quantized enveloping algebra $U_q(\frak{sl}_2)$ is not well-defined when $q=1$ because of the relation
$$
[E,F] = \frac{K-K^{-1}}{q-q^{-1}}.
$$
To address this problem, one has ...

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### A direct proof of the Harer-Zagier recursion enumerating the ways to paste a 2n-gon to get a genus g surface?

In a 1986 paper, Harer and Zagier proved the recursion:
$$(n+1)e(g,n)=(4n-2)e(g,n-1)+(2n-1)(n-1)(2n-3)e(g-1,n-2)$$
where e(g,n) is the number of ways of grouping sides $S_1...S_{2n}$ of a 2n-gon ...

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### Hopf Algebra Pairings and Module-Comodule-Equivalences

Let $\left< , \right> : G \times H \to {\bf C}$ be a dually pairing for two complex Hopf algebras $G$ and $H$. For any (left)-$G$-comodule $(V,\Delta_R)$, we can give $V$ the structure of a left ...

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### abstract algebra for component wise operations on “vectors” or what it might be called

I have a quite tough problem to solve and need an algebra that allows to "vectors" following operations:
- multiplication between two vectors are componentwise that means v=(v1, v2, v3,...) multiplied ...

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### $h$-adic Completion of $U_q(\frak{sl}_2)$?

Consider the algebra (I am for forgetting the Hopf structure) $U_q(\frak{sl}_2)$ defined over ${\mathbb C}$, and the formal power series version/ $h$-adic version $U_h(\frak{sl}_2)$, which I think as ...

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### Non-Drinfeld--Jimbo Deformations and Finite Quantum Groups

As is well-known, for the compact semi-simple Lie groups $G$, there exist non-commutative Hopf algebra deformations ${\cal O}_q[G]$ of their coordinate algebras ${\cal O}[G]$, the so-called ...

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### Real forms of Drinfeld-Jimbo quantum groups

A real form of a Hopf algebra $H$ over $\mathbb{C}$ is defined to be a $\ast$-structure on $H$ which is compatible with the coproduct. Compatibility of the $\ast$-structure with the counit and ...

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### A question on Lusztig's `graph with automorphism' construction?

Using the notion of a graph with compatible automorphism, Lusztig constructs all symmetrizable Cartan data (i.e. Cartan matrices $A$ for which there is a diagonal matrix ...

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### $q$-Deforming Woronowicz's Leibniz Rule

The Woronowicz definition of a differential calculus over an algebra consists of a pair $(\Omega,$d$)$, where $\Omega$ is an $A-A$-bimodule, and
$$
\text{d}:A \to \Omega,
$$
is a bimodule map, ...

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### What is quantum Brownian motion?

It seems that the current state of quantum Brownian motion is ill-defined. The best survey I can find is this one by László Erdös, but the closest the quantum Brownian motion comes to appearing is in ...

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### On Tamarkin's proof of Etingof-Kazhdan quantization of Lie bialgebra

This question is motivated by the desire to understand better the interplay between Drinfeld associators, algebraic structures up to homotopy and related results.
Recall that a Lie bialgebra is a Lie ...

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### Why are there two Hopf algebra structures on a Kac--Moody Algebra.

For a Lie algebra $\frak{g}$, we will recall that its universal enveloping algebra $U(\frak{g})$ has a Hopf algebra structure given by
$$
\Delta(x) := 1 \otimes x + x \otimes 1, ~~~ \epsilon(x) = 0, ...

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### Classical limit and Drinfelds realization of quantum groups

Let
$$\hat{\mathfrak{g}}=\mathfrak{g}\otimes\mathbb{C}[t,t^{-1}]\oplus\mathbb{C}c\oplus\mathbb{C}d$$
be untwisted affine Lie algebra (as defined in V.G.Kac, Infinite-Dimensional Lie Algebras, 3d ed. ...

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### Zero Sums in a $q$-Deformation Remain Zero for $q=1$

Looking at previous question, I begun to think and came upon the following more solid question: Let $SU_q(N)$ be the usual quantized coordinated algebra of $SU(N)$. Now consider, for some fixed value ...

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### Does the braid group act faithfully on the quantized enveloping algebra?

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite-dimensional simple Lie algebra over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $U_q(\mathfrak{g})$ be some incarnation of the quantized universal enveloping algebra of $\mathfrak{g}$, where ...

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### Deformations and Dimensions: $q$-Deform Finite to Infinite?

Let $A$ be a (complex) (finitely generated) algebra with some type of $q$-deformation $A_q$, where $A_1 = A$. Moreover, let $V_q$ be a vector subspace of $A_q$, such that $V_1$ is a ...

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### Is the quantum algebra unique (up to isomorphism) in deformation quantization ?

Consider a Poisson algebra A (i.e. commutative algebra with Poisson bracket).
Let $\hat A$ be a deformation quantization of the algebra A. We know that construction of deformation quantization and ...

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### Coproduct of Weak Bialgebras

Hi,
I have two questions concerning the coproduct of weak bialgebras.
First, I would like to know if there is a proof of the existence of the coproduct in the category of weak bialgebras?
Second, ...

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### Open problems in the theory of compact quantum groups

What are the important open problems in the theory of compact quantum groups? Or conjectures?
Here is an example from An De Rijdt's Ph.D. thesis: Is every compact quantum group with the fusion rules ...

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### Eigenvalues of the free sphere

Consider the usual sphere $S^{n-1}\subset\mathbb R^n$. By Stone-Weierstrass $C(S^{n-1})$ is generated by the standard coordinates $x_1,\ldots,x_n:\mathbb R^n\to\mathbb R$, and in fact we have the ...

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### AS Cohen Macaulay algebras and dualizing complexes

Let $A$ be an $\mathbb N$-graded algebra such that $A_0 = k$ is a field. This are usually called graded connected algebras.
One can define a torsion functor with respect to the ideal $\mathfrak m = ...

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### det(A)det(B) = det(AB+correction), Capelli identities, “factorzied” representation of gl_n

Context: some probably know that there are Capelli identities which state
det(A)det(B) = det(AB+correction) for some matrices with non-commuting elements, they go back to 19-th century, but also ...

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### expository papers related to quantum groups

Hello all,
I know basic representation theory(finite groups, lie groups&lie algebras) and I want to get a flavor of quantum groups (why they are useful, important results etc) and other related ...

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### FRT construction in the case of super algebras

I'm looking on papers which are talking about the super quantum algebra osp(2|1). I want to understand how one applies the FRT construction in the case of osp(2|1).
Of course there is a super ...

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### Are annihilation modules in the quantum torus necessarily principal?

I hope that my question yields some standard fact from (noncommutative) ring theory. In discussions with other graduate students, we have outlined some approaches to tackling the question, but ...

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### Is there a version of the 2d cobordism hypothesis for surfaces with non-empty incoming and outgoing boundary?

Question: Is there a condition on an object $x$ of an $(\infty,2)$-category $\mathcal C$ which is equivalent to $x = Z(pt_+)$ for a unique TFT $Z$ from the $(\infty,2)$-category of framed bordisms ...

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### Paving conjecture for Toeplitz matrices

Let me first recall what is the so-called paving conjecture:
for any $\epsilon >0$, there exists $r\in \mathbb N$ such that
for any bounded operator $A$ on $\ell^2(\mathbb Z)$, there exists a ...

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### Explicit Descriptions of $q-SO(2)$, and $q-Sp(2)$?

When ever I hear noncommutative geometers talking about quantum groups, it is usually $q-SU(2)$ that they are discussing. As a result there are many good and explicit generator and relation ...

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### Links with same Jones polynomial

Is there anything known about when two links have the same Jones polynomial (beyond a calculated list of small actual examples)? The first thing I would try is to compute the (formal - you would have ...

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### Jones Polynomial and Quantum Field Theory

I am trying Witten's paper but unable to re-produce the computations presented in the paper.
I tried few things on internet but all these tutorials explicitly don't show the calculations and refer to ...

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### Reference request: the “Kauffman bracket skein category”?

There should be a category $3\text{CobTang}$ whose
objects are some kind of surfaces with a finite set of marked points
morphisms $M : S \to T$ are some kind of $3$-dimensional cobordisms ...

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### Schur's Di-Lemma: finite and Lie groups different?

For a finite group it's nothing special if two one-dimensional irreps pop up in a product, e.g. for $C_{3v}$ symmetry, $E\bigotimes{E}=A_1\bigoplus{A_2}\bigoplus{E}$ or in dimensions, $2*2=1+1+2$. ...

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### Zero Actions on a Hopf Module Preserved Under the AntiPode?

Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra, and $(M,\triangleleft)$ a $H$-module. Now for $m \in M$, and $h \in H$, then is it true in general that
$$
m \triangleleft h = 0 ~~~ \implies ~~~~m \triangleleft S(h) = 0?
...

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### Status of a conjectural definition of H. Nakajima

In his paper '$t$-analogue of $q$-characters of finite dimensional representations of quantum affine algebras' - http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0009231 - H. Nakajima states a conjectural definition of the ...

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### Generalizing the Reshitikhin-Turaev construction possible?

OK, I have to ask a dumb question again: Where do Lie groups enter in the
construction of the Reshitikhin-Turaev invariant? The parts of the proof I
understand are that 6j symbols take care of ...

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### Structure of Homomorphisms of commutative C^* algebra

Being new to $C$* algebra, I'm trying to understand basic properties of -homomorphisms of such algebras. Let $P$ be a set of commuting projections on Hilbert space ${\cal H}$.
Let ${\cal P}$ be the ...