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

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### Does anyone know this sequence of polynomials?

A referee on a paper of mine showed me the following recurrence for polynomials $P_{n,k}\in\mathbb Q[q,q^{-1}]$ for $n\geq 0$ and $0\leq k\leq n/2$.
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### Automorphic forms and quantum groups

The paper Eisenstein series and quantum affine algebras by Kapranov makes contact between automorphic forms and quantum groups. I haven't found even one other paper devoted to this theme.
Have other ...

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### Projective modules over quantum groups

My question is short:
How can one calculate $\operatorname{Tor}_{U_q(\mathfrak g)}(k,k)$?
($k$ is the ground field of characteristic zero).
If we had a regular universal enveloping algebra ...

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### Does there exist a canonical “degree” filtration on quantum groups?

For any lie algebra $\mathfrak g$, there is a natural filtration on $U(\mathfrak g)$ by "degree": the filtered piece $U^{\leq n}(\mathfrak g)$ is just the image in $U(\mathfrak g)$ of ...

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### monomials in the universal enveloping of a Lie algebra in terms of the symmetric basis

Let $L$ be a finite-dimensional Lie algebra over a field $k$ of characteristic zero and $e_1,\ldots, e_n$ some basis of $L$. The formula $[e_i,e_j] = \sum_k C_{ij}^k e_k$ determines the structure ...

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### R-matrices, crystal bases, and the limit as q -> 1

I am seeking references for precise statements and rigorous proofs of some facts about the actions of quantum root vectors and $R$-matrices on crystal bases for finite-dimensional representations of ...

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### What is a twisted modular operad?

I find Getzler and Kapranov's article Modular Operads difficult to understand. Can anyone explain what a (twisted) modular operad is conceptually, or what the underlying idea behind the concept of a ...

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### 2-tangles and quantum groups and 2-groups

Turaev developed the notion of a quantum group by considering the category of tangles (thought of with objects as collections of 2$n$ points and with morphisms being braids between them with cups and ...

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### Invertible matrices over noncommutative rings

Let $A\in M_m(R)$ be an invertible square matrix over a noncommutative ring $R$. Is the transpose matrix $A^t$ also invertible? If it isn't, are there any easy counterexamples?
The question popped up ...

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### Traces on Hecke algebras and the Jones polynomial

In his famous paper "Hecke algebra representations of braid groups and link polynomials," (Annals 1987), Jones uses a compatible family of traces $tr_z$ on the Iwahori-Hecke algebras $H(q,n)$ of type ...

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### Reshetikhin-Turaev and links with a distinguished component

Hi,
This question came up to me when reading the paper of Cartier on Vassiliev invariants, but it can probably be turned into a more general question.
Let $T$ be the category whose objects are ...

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### Kontsevich Integral without associators?

Recall the fact that the representations of a quantum group form a braided tensor category, and this corresponds to the fact that $U_q(\mathfrak g)$ is a quasi-triangular Hopf algebra. The braiding ...

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### Fixed points of quantised enveloping algebra for affine $\mathfrak{sl}_n$

Consider the automorphism of the algebra $U_q(\widehat{\mathfrak{sl}}_n)$ induced by the obvious diagram automorphism of the extended type A Dynkin diagram. More precisely, if the vertices of the ...

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### Triangle condition for quantum 6j symbols?

For SU2 and even SU2(q) the triangle condition is, well, the triangle
condition (conveniently, all irreps are described by (half)integer J completely).
Additionally, all three J of a triple must add ...

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### Knot polynomials: Skein>Matrix>Group?

OK, the heading was a bit tersely formulated...
If you have a quantum group and an irrep, you theoretically know the
R matrix (mathematicians are a notoriously idle lot, they give the
general formula ...

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### Open symplectic embeddings and deformation quantization

I would like to know whether there is a specific relationship between the deformation quantizations of the Poisson algebras of the functions on a symplectic manifold, say $M$, and of the functions on ...

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### Oriented vs. unoriented knot polynomials

I only ask for the subset of Reshetikhine-Turaev invariants for now.
Is the following sum up into cases a) and b) correct?
- Dots in Dynkin diagrams of Lie groups G come as a) symmetry-equivalent ...

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### Algorithm/denominators of elements of a rational affine space

I hope it's not a trivial question... Suppose I have a finite dimensional vector space $V$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ with a distinguished basis (in my case it's the $k$th graded piece of the free associative ...

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### Braidings for Comodules of Co-quasi-triangular Hopf algebra

Let $V$ be a (right-)$H$ comodule wrt a coaction $\Delta_R$, where $H$ is a co-quasi-triangular Hopf algebra with co-quasi-triangular Hopf algebra structure $R$. It is well-known that $V$ has a ...

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### When can we tell if PROPs, Algebraic Theories, etc. are faithfully detected in a given category?

I am interested in understanding a certain phenomenon. I am hoping this sort of problem has been studied before, but I don't know the proper terminology and am having trouble finding answers. I am ...

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### How does one relate the monodromy of the KZ equations with the WRT representation of the braid group?

The KZ equations on the configuration space of $n$ distinct points in $\mathbb C$ give rise to a representation of $B_n$ on $V^{\otimes n}$, where $V$ is any given representation of $SL(2)$ (we'll ...

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### Product knot invariants

Let $I_1(L)$ be a Reshetikhine-Turaev link invariant coming from the (quantum Lie) group $G_1$ and representation $\lambda_1$ having the S matrix $S_1$. Let $I_2(L)$ be a Reshetikhine-Turaev link ...

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### Local Cohomology and Maximal-Cohen-Macaulay modules

Checking a recent article [this one, specifically section 3.1] I found the following claim (I'm paraphrasing, of course):
Let $A$ be a graded connected
noetherian algebra (not necessarily
...

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### Is there a notion of partial trace in a ribbon category?

I've seen some definitions of "right partial trace" and "left partial trace" in http://arxiv.org/abs/1103.1660, but these don't seem canonical in any way.
The motivation for this questions is that ...

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### Can any Laurent polynomial symmetric under q->1/q and whose roots are all roots of unity be written as a ratio of products of quantum numbers?

Quantum dimensions are quantum integer fractions (or so I heard).
Example: $G_2(\lambda_2)$ (technically it should read q^{1/6}, I know...)
$q^{-10}+q^{-8}+q^{-2}+1+q^2+q^8+q^{10}$ = ...

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### Hopf Algebras and Quantum Groups

I have studied graduate abstract algebra and would like to learn about Hopf algebras and quantum groups. What book or books would you recommend? Are there other subjects that I should learn first ...

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### How can I see the “missing” Poisson center when the rank of the Poisson structure drops?

Recall that a Poisson algebra is a commutative algebra $A$ along with a bracket $\lbrace,\rbrace: A^{\otimes 2} \to A$ which is a Lie bracket and which is also a derivation in each variable. The ...

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### Quantum knot invariants dummyfied

This construction should define an invariant for colored tangled trivalent graphs.
Choose a quantum group G. (Without loss of geniality, G=A1(q) :-)
Color the edges with representations of ...

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### If C is a fusion category over a field of nonzero characteristic and dim C = 0, is Z(C) ever fusion?

If $C$ is a fusion category and $\dim(C) \neq 0$ (the latter is automatic in characteristic zero, but not in nonzero characteristic), then the Drinfel'd center $Z(C)$ is fusion. More generally, if ...

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### What is known rigoruously about the semiclassical (k to infinity) limit of WRT invariants?

To each closed $3$-manifold $N$, there is a corresponding Witten--Reshetikhin--Turaev invariant $Z_k(N)$ depending on an integer $k$ (the level) and a Lie group $G$ (and perhaps we'll just concentrate ...

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### Do the real polarization and Kahler polarization of the character varieties of closed surfaces give rise to equivalent representations of the Mappping Class Group?

This is a question about the Witten--Reshetikhin--Turaev representations of the mapping class group of a closed surface $\Sigma_g$. For simplicity, we'll stick to the case $G=SU(2)$.
These ...

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### 2-cocycle twists of braided Hopf algebras

2-cocycle twists of Hopf algebras
Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra over a field $k$. Then a (left, unital) 2-cocycle on $H$ is a map
$$ f: H \otimes H \to k$$
such that
$$ f(x_{(1)},y_{(1)})f(x_{(2)} ...

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### Mnemonic for how left and right duals interact with Homs

Suppose you have a rigid monoidal category. This means you have a left dual and a right dual. By Frobenius reciprocity, you can move objects from one side of a Hom to the other side at the price of ...

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### Are Quantum Clebsch-Gordan coeffients quantum group dependent?

Background: I'm a quantum chemist and even once wrote a proggie for
3j and 6j symbols. Imagine my gaping mouth when I read the paper
(Reshetikhin/Turaev, I think) who let them pop up in my fave, knot ...

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### Are there interesting semisimple algebras in non-semisimple categories?

Are there any interesting examples of semisimple algebras in nonsemisimple categories which don't "come from" a semisimple algebra in a semisimple category? That is, if you want to study semisimple ...

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### Haar Functionals and Coquasi-triangular Structures

In this question it is mentioned that the coordinate algebra $C_q[G]$ Drinfeld--Jimbo algebras, for $G$ a compact semi-simple Lie group, admit a unique positive definite Haar functional. I was ...

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### What is the state in the WRT TQFT associated to a handlebody?

Let $Y^3$ be a handlebody with boundary $\Sigma$. By definition, there is some associated vector $v_{WRT}(Y^3)\in Z(\Sigma)$, the (finite dimensional) Hilbert space associated to $\Sigma$ by the ...

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### Classification of quantum Lie groups

Obviously, I tumbled over
Classification of (compact) Lie groups
- are the quantum Lie groups (or make that: algebras) easier to classify?
Or does the whole q-deformation thingie make it even more ...

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### Is the category of tangles that includes, X, Y, and Lambda a free Frobenius braided category?

Consider the category whose objects are non-negative integers that are represented as dots along a line, and whose morphisms are generated by $X$---positive crossing, $\bar{X}$ --- negative crossing, ...

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### Is the complete functorial structure for Khovanov--Lee homology known?

I'm interested in Lee's modification of Khovanov homology, which I'll denote $\operatorname{Kh}_{\operatorname{Lee}}^\ast$. Below $L$ is a link in $\mathbb R^3$.
The groups ...

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### Yetter--Drinfeld Modules and Braidings

Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra, $M$ a right $H$-comodule for a coaction $\Delta_R$, and $\triangleleft$ a right $H$-action on $M$ such that $M$ is a Yetter--Drindfeld module. We know from general theory ...

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### Why is there such a close resemblance between the unitary representation theory of the Virasoro algebra and that of the Temperley-Lieb algebra?

For those who aren't familiar with the Virasoro or Temperley-Lieb algebras, I include some definitions:
• The (universal envelopping algebra of the) Virasoro algebra is the $\star$-algebra ...

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### What are the primitives of Lusztig's twisted bialgebra $\mathbf{f}$?

I'm trying to understand the coproduct on Lusztig's $\mathbf{f}$ and, apart from the Chevalley generators, I don't know of any more primitive elements. In the $q=1$ case, the Weyl group acts as a Hopf ...

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### Knot Numerology

EDIT: Ok, I condense it to only that what is needed.
Assume it's possible to use the method described here
Matrix decomposition the other way
to decompose a $S$ matrix from knot theory. Then each ...

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### Where can I find tables of dual canonical basis vectors?

Leclerc (arXiv:math/0209133) has given us an algorithm for computing the dual canonical basis of the upper part of a quantised enveloping algebra.
Now presumably this algorithm has been implemented ...

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### What is the current status for Lusztig's positivity conjecture for symmetric Cartan datum?

This is related to the earlier question here
In Conjecture 25.4.2 in his "Introduction to Quantum Groups," Lusztig conjectures that "If the Cartan datum is symmetric, then the structure constants ...

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### Trace identities and the Kauffman Bracket skein module

Let's consider $K_t(M)$, the Kauffman bracket skein module (see this and this papers) of a three-manifold $M$. When $t=-1$, $K_t(M)$ is easily seen to be isomorphic to the ring of functions on the ...

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### How to calculate the Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants from a triangulation?

I'm interested in the Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants for 3-manifolds, and in particular, how to calculate them from a triangulation of the 3-manifold (recall that as they were first introduced, ...

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### Image of the Coproduct of a Hopf Algebra

Let $H$ ba a Hopf algebra with coaction $\Delta: H \to H \otimes H$. Denote the action of $\Delta$ by $\Delta (h) = h_{(1)} \otimes h_{(2)}$. I was wondering if every element of $H$ can arise as a ...

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### Given an algebra, can it be realized as a block of a Hopf algebra?

During a classification problem I came across a set of algebras given as the path algebra of a quiver with relations. As an example the local ones: $k\langle x,y\rangle/x^2,y^2, xy-qyx$, where $q\in ...