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

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### Pictorial explanation of Dynkin index and quadratic Casimir?

Draw a colored loop. You explained quantum dimension. :-) OK, now you may use trivalent nodes and knot crossings too (with edges colored by irreps). You can now pictorialize 6j symbols, writhe ...

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### A mysterious Heisenberg algebra identity from Sylvester, 1867

I am trying to understand two papers by James Joseph Sylvester:
P92: "Note on the properties of the test operators which occur in the calculus of invariants, their derivatives, analogues, and laws of ...

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### On expressions of colored Jones polynomials

In the paper by Masbaum, it was shown that the colored Jones polynomials for a twist knot $K_p$ can be written as
\begin{eqnarray}
J_{n}(K_p;q)&=&\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} {\cal C}_{K_p}(k)
...

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### Bigalois Groupoid Of Drinfel'd Group Double

2-cocycles of a given Hopf algebras $H$ no longer form a group, but a groupoid between different Doi twists of the Hopf algebra $H,L$. The subgroup of "lazy" 2-cocycles precisely preserve the ...

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### braids and dynamics of roots of a polynomial

The 2-variable polynomial equation $f(z,t) = 0$ with $z = \mathbb{C}, \\,t \in \mathbb{S^1}$ has $n = \mathrm{deg}_z f$ solutions each fixed $t$. I wanted to follow the roots as they travel with time ...

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### Vertex embeddings of quantum groups via quivers

Let Uq be a quantised enveloping algebra of type affine ADE (untwisted). By the loop presentation of Uq, we see that for each vertex of the finite Dynkin diagram, there is an inclusion ...

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### AJ conjecture for links

Garoufalidis proposed a conjecture on $q$-difference equations for the colored Jones polynomials of knots.
\begin{equation}
\hat{A}_K(\hat{l},\hat{m};q)J_n(K;q)=0
\end{equation}
where the actions of ...

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### Which is the configuration space of a finite dimensional Hilbert space ?

A quantum particle on the real line R has as configuration space this real line R, while its state space is the infinite dimensional complex Hilbert space of square integrable complex valued functions ...

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### deformed Gauss Bonnet formula?

I was reading about Gauss-Bonnet for circles, that integrating the curvature over the circle $\gamma(t)$ leads to the number of times $\gamma'(t)$ rotates around the origin. (The degree of the Gauss ...

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### Pseudo-dimensions of quantum Lie groups

In my hunt for spurious "alternatives" to the $E_7$ family I always encounter
"fake" solutions. They turn out to be mostly $E_7$ family solutions disguised
by $q\rightarrow{i*q}$. The effect is that ...

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### TQFT and Mapping Class Groups

It is well known how could we get a representation of the mapping class group of a surface S (which I assume compact, connected and orientable), given a TQFT. My question is: is there any reference ...

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### Trivial Hopf Coinvariant Subspace Example

For $G,H$ Hopf algebras, and $\pi:G \to H$ a Hopf algebra map, can some-one give me an example of a (right) $H$-comodule $(V,\Delta_R)$, such that
$$
(G \otimes V)^{\text{co}H} = \lbrace g_{(1)} ...

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### 2-cocycles/Bigalois-objects over nontrivial liftings

It is easy to extend group-2-cocycles to smash-products with Nichols algebras over the group (just trivially). The same certainly doesn't work for nontrivial liftings.
As I would like to check a ...

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### q-deformation of the permutation group?

The only definition of a quantum group I know of involves q-deforming the relation $EF-FE=H$ or for SL(2):
\[ \left[ \left( \begin{array}{cc} 0 & 1 \\\\ 0 & 0 \end{array} \right), \left( ...

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### Braid group action on canonical basis

This is a question about Lusztig's theory of based modules. This theory is elementary but far from easy and is developed in Chapter 27 of "Introduction to quantum groups".
Let $V$ be a highest weight ...

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### Coinvariant Subalgebras of Hopf Comodules and Quotients

For $H$ a Hopf algebra, let $V$ be a right $H$-comodule with coaction $\Delta_R$. Moreover, let $W$ be a subspace of $V$ such that $\Delta_R(W) \subseteq W \otimes H$, and note that this implies that ...

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### Jones(unlink)=phi

Somewhat nebulous question: there are many well known "special" values of
the Jones polynomial, especially those at roots of unity. I always run into
one that has unlink value $\phi$ (golden mean) and ...

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### level 2,3 characters of affine su(2)

Does anyone know where I can find an explicit formula to compute the level 2 or level 3
characters of affine $su(2)$? I have found several sources that give a formula to compute the
level 1 ...

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### quantization of Poisson manifolds/ bialgebras

Can we apply the theorem of quantization of Lie bialgebras of Etingof-Kazdhan http://www.springerlink.com/content/h285401597138rg7/ to a Poisson manifold $\textbf{R}^{n}?$
Does it give something in ...

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### A property of quantum group R matrices?

Assume Q is a quantum Lie group which allows a R matrix (with the usual
quantum Yang-Baxter equation).
Take the Jordan normal form J of R. Does a Q exist with offdiagonal J elements
(i.e. R has ...

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### Does this inequality of negative relative entropy and quantum relative entropy hold?

Hello, everyone!
Question
I have a question about the relationship between general relative entropy and general quantum relative entropy: Given a unit vector $|i\rangle$ and two Hermitian matrices ...

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### Unitary representations of Quantum Groups

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite-dimensional complex simple Lie algebra and let $U_q(\mathfrak{g})$ be some incarnation of the quantized universal enveloping algebra of $\mathfrak{g}$; here I am ...

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### associative Yang-Baxter on U(g)

Consider $\mathfrak{g}$ a finite-dimensional Lie algebra over the field $\textbf{k}$.
If A is an associative algebra, we are searching for functions from $\textbf{C}\times \textbf{C}$ to $A\otimes A$ ...

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### Capelli determinant = Duflo ( determinant) - was it known ?

Question briefly. Was this fact known: Capelli determinant = Duflo (determinant) ? (This is an equality of the two central elements in universal enveloping of Lie algebra $gl_n$).
I googled a lot ...

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### Intrinsic characterization of Soergel bimodules?

A Soergel bimodule (for $S_n$) is a bimodule over $R = \mathbb{Q}[x_1,\dots,x_n]$ which appears as a summand/grading shift of tensor products of the basic bimodules
$$B_{i,i+1} = R \otimes_{i,i+1} R$$
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### Hopf Comodule Decompositions and Coinvariant Elements

For $H$ an Hopf algebra, and $V$ a right $H$-comodule with coaction $\Delta_R$, for which there exists a vector space decomposition $V=V_+ \oplus V_-$. Are the following two statements equivalent?
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### Compatibility of the KZ connection with operadic composition

In what sense is the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov connection compatible with the operadic composition in the little discs operad and/or the operad of $\overline{M}\_{0,n}$'s?
Here are (some) details, ...

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### Span of tangle vector space for different Lie groups

In his $G_2$ paper, Kuperberg gives the following numbers of acyclic freeways
for n=0...6: 1, 0, 1, 1, 4, 10, 35. (Which is identical to $dim Inv(V^{⊗n}_{1,0})$, the spanning size of the tangle vector ...

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### Closed formula for colored Jones polynomial of the trefoil? (reference request)

(EDIT: Powers of $q$ in the formula corrected.)
I've been doing some computations with skein modules, and I found the following formula for the N-th colored Jones polynomial of the trefoil:
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### Divisibility Rules for Quantum Integers

I take a random but practical example direct from "R-matrices and the magic square"
by Bruce Westbury: The adjoint irrep $A$ of the $E_7$ family has quantum dimension
...

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### Role of fiber functor monoidal structure in Tannakian bialgebra reconstruction

Shahn Majid presents in section 9.4 of "Foundatations of Quantum Group Theory" a Tannaka-type reconstruction theorem for producing a $k$-bialgebra out of its $k$-linear monoidal category of modules ...

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### Quantum dynamics on varieties: asymptotic quantum trace distance on SHL varieties

The Question Asked
Definition: the Second-Hand Lion trace distance $D_k$
Let $\mathcal{M}^{(kk)}_r$ be the set of $k\times k$ complex matrices of rank $\le r$ having unit trace norm. Then the ...

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### Quantum dynamics on varieties and Salmon Prizes

Concluding Progressive Remarks
A new finding is Bates and Oeding's preprint "Toward a salmon conjecture" (arXiv:1009.6181), with its reference to the Salmon Prize.
The Salmon Prize (photo of the ...

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### Group-like Elements in a Coquasitriangular Bialgebra

What do we know about group-like elements in coquasitriangular bialgebras?
In particular, we know that a commutative bialgebra in which all group-like elements are invertible is a Hopf algebra (see ...

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### A diophantine equation for the E8 knot polynomial family

Let $x,y,z$ be dimensions that appear in the Clebsch-Gordan series
$x*x=1+t+u+y+z$.
(E8 family if $t=x$ (say), but there is at least another family. E.g. B4(R4) belongs to the latter.)
With ...

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### Category of modules over a coPoisson-bialgebra

Fix a ground commutative ring $k$. A coPoisson-bialgebra is a bialgebra $H$ equipped with a linear mapping $\pi:H \rightarrow H \otimes_k H$ s.t.
$\pi$ is a coLie bracket
$\pi$ is a coderivation
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### Coherent states vs quantization of Lagrangian submanifold

Coherent states http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coherent_states
are vectors in the Hilbert space which in certain sense are strongly localized
and "corresponds" to points in classical phase space (see ...

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### Is there a fusion rule in positive characteristic?

Verlinde's fusion gives a certain "tensor product" of representations of loop groups. The category of representations of loop groups has (essentially equivalent) two incarnations. One is analytic, ...

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### Is there a two-variable E8 polynomial? (Conjectural or proven)

On MO I learnt about the two-variable E7 polynomial (status: conjectural).
What about a two-variable E8 polynomial? I have reasons to believe such a
thing exists too, but I do magic, not math, so my ...

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### Homotopic morphisms between curved A-infinity algebras

I know how to think about (curved) $A_\infty$-algebras 'geometrically', i.e. via formal non-commutative geometry in the sense of Kontsevich etc. I also know how to think about $A_\infty$-morphisms in ...

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### Why hasn't anyone proved that the two standard approaches to quantizing Chern-Simons theory are equivalent?

The two standard approaches to the quantization of Chern-Simons theory are geometric quantization of character varieties, and quantum groups plus skein theory. These two approaches were both first ...

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### Knot Invariants from Twisted Quantum Doubles

In "Topological Gauge Theories and Group Cohomology", Dijkgraaf and Witten construct a 3-manifold invariant from a finite group $G$ and 3-cocycle $\omega$. I would think there is also an associated ...

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### Why is the quantum Lorentz group not connected?

Podles and Woronowicz' construct the quantum Lorentz group, by which they mean $SL_q(2,\mathbb{C})$, as a quantum double of the compact quantum group $SU_q(2)$. More precisely, it is a bicrossed ...

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### Representations of quantum groups at roots of unity

I'm interested in the semisimplified category of representations of a quantum group at a root of unity. I've heard that simple objects in this category correspond to certain "integral" conjugacy ...

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### Quantum coordinate ring at root of unity

Noah Snyder gave a great answer to this question about different versions of a quantum group $U_q(\mathfrak g)$ when $q$ is a root of unity. I want to ask about forms of the deformed coordinate ring ...

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### Quantum E6/E7 knot polynomials

Has anybody seen seen quantum knot invariants associated to (E6, 27) or (E7, 56) worked out in the literature? Even for just simple knots like the trefoil or figure-8?
I suspect these haven't been ...

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### Alternative Definition of the Quantum Determinant?

Let $M_q(n)$ be the standard quantum matrices (over the complex numbers) with generators $u^i_j$ for $i,j = 1, \ldots ,N$, and reations
$$
u^i_ju^k_j = qu^k_ju^i_j, \text{ for } i < k, ~~~~~~~ ...

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### Is a bialgebra with all group-like elements invertible a Hopf algebra?

We know that in a Hopf algebra all group-like elements are invertible. Is the converse also true? Here is the precise formulation of my question :
Let $B$ be a bialgebra and $GLE$ = { $g \in B ~|~ g ...

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### Generalization of Witten's computation of the volume of moduli space

Let $\Sigma$ be a Riemann surface, and let $X=\operatorname{Hom}(\pi_1(\Sigma),\operatorname{SU}(2))/\\!/\operatorname{SU}(2)$ be the $\operatorname{SU}(2)$ character variety of $\pi_1(\Sigma)$. ...

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### What vector space does the Kauffman bracket skein algebra of FxI act on?

The Kauffman bracket skein module $K_t(F\times I)$ (where $t$ is an indeterminant and $F$ is a closed surface) is an associative algebra (the operation being "stacking" links in the $I$ direction). ...