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What are the indecomposable $U_q\mathfrak{sl}(2)$-modules?

Let $\mathfrak g=\mathfrak{sl}(2)$. Let $\zeta$ be a primitive root of unity of even order. Say $\zeta=e^{2\pi i/6}$, for concreteness. Let $U_q\mathfrak g$ be Lusztig's integral form of the ...
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Computing in quantum groups

I'd be interested in doing some computations in quantum groups $ U_q(\mathfrak g)$ that are conceptually simple (``is this element 0"?, and $\mathfrak g = sl_5$), but are somewhat lengthy to do by ...
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What is the (quasi-) classical limit of categorified quantum groups?

$\newcommand{\g}{\mathfrak g}$ Let $G$ be a reductive group and $U_q(\g)$ the associated quantum group. One can argue that the classical limit of $U_q(\g)$ is $G$ or $\g$, with some Poisson structure, ...
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Deformation quantization of Poisson bracket without star-product

Kontsevich's formality theorem implies in particular that star-products on a $C^\infty$-manifold $M$, $$f\star g = fg + \sum_{k\geq1} \hbar^k B_k(f,g),\qquad f,g\in C^\infty(M),$$ where $B_k$ are ...
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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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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 $\pi_1(\Sigma)$. There ...
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How to obtain an quantization of the algebra of functions of a given space?

My question is inspired by quantum spheres and quantum projective spaces (studied by Dijkhuizen & Noumi, Vaksman & Soibelman, etc., i.e. "A FAMILY OF QUANTUM PROJECTIVE SPACES AND RELATED ...
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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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How to write a braiding as a matrix?

Let $V$ be the vector representation of $sl_n$. Then $V \otimes V$ is a $U_q(sl_n)$-module. Suppose that a braiding \begin{align} \Psi: V \otimes V \to V \otimes V \end{align} satisfies the ...
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Definition of a cosemisimple Hopf algebra

A cosemisimple Hopf algebra is usually defined to a Hopf algebra which is the sum of its cosimple subcoalgebras. Does this definition assume that each cosimple subcoalgebra appears only once in the ...
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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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Bialgebraic structure of Sklyanin algebra

Does Sklyanin algebra (which is an elliptic extension of the quantum group) admit a bialgebra structure or even Hopf algebraic structure? Or is it proved that it is impossible to have such a ...
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Do real polarization and Kahler polarization of character varieties of closed surfaces give equivalent representations of the Mapping 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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What's the relation between half-twists, star structures and bar involutions on Hopf algebras?

A star structure on a Hopf algebra is an antilinear antiautomorphism squaring to 1 and satisfying some further axioms. A Hopf algebra with a star structure is then a star algebra and a Hopf algebra in ...
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Comodules of Cosemisimple Hopf Algebras

A cosemisimple Hopf algebra is one which is the sum of its cosimple sub-cobalgebras. Is it clear that a comodule of a cosemisimple Hopf algebra always decomposes into irreducible parts? Moreover, will ...
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When are Morita classes represented by certain structured algebra objects?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a monoidal category. There is a notion of Morita equivalence of algebra objects internal to $\mathcal{C}$. Does each Morita class have a symmetric Frobenius representative? A Hopf ...
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When are the braid relations in a quasitriangular Hopf algebra equivalent?

Quasitriangular Hopf algebras have to satisfy, amongst other conditions, the following equations: $$(\Delta \otimes \mathrm{id}) (R) = R_{13} R_{23}$$ $$(\mathrm{id} \otimes \Delta) (R) = R_{13} ...
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The Quantum Group ${\cal O}_q(SL(n))$, for $q>1$

For the quantum group ${\cal O}_q(SL(n))$, $q\in \mathbb{R}$, I have read, without a proof, that for $p>1$, there exists a $q\in (0,1)$ such that $$ {\cal O}_p(SL(n)) \simeq {\cal O}_q(SL(n)). $$ ...
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How to value $\Omega$ in T-system for twisted quantum affine algebras?

Let us proceed to the unrestricted T-systems. Choose $h\in {\mathbb{C}\backslash 2\pi \sqrt{-1} \mathbb{Q}}$ arbitrarily. The unrestricted T-system for $U_{q}(X_{N}^{(\mathfrak{k})})$ is the following ...
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Modular double of elliptic quantum group

By studying dynamical quantum Yang-Baxter equations and corresponding $RLL$ relations, Felder defined an elliptic version of quantum group $E_{\tau, \eta}(sl_2)$, which can be understood as ...
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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 $0\leq k\leq n/2$. \begin{align} P_{0,0}&=1\\ \text{for $n\geq ...
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The Irreducible Representations of the Sekine Quantum Groups

Here Y. Sekine introduces a one-parameter family of finite quantum groups of dimension $2n^2$. Let $n\geq 3$ be fixed and $\zeta=e^{2\pi i/n}$. Set ...
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Self-dual vertex algebras

Let $(V,Y)$ be a self-dual conformal vertex algebra. For instance, it could be the vertex algebra associated to a positive definite, even, unimodular quadratic form. I look for a formula to compute $$ ...
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Bounding $p$-adic characters and Jacquet-Langlands tranfert

I would like to bound uniformly in $\pi$ the $p$-adic Harisch-Chandra characters $\Theta_p$ for division quaternion algebras. By the Jacquet-Langlands correspondence, it is sufficient to bound it on ...
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The convolution on a semisimple finite quantum groupoid

Let $\mathbb{A}$ be a finite dim. weak Hopf $C^*$-algebra (or semisimple finite quantum groupoid) and $\hat{\mathbb{A}}$ its dual. Let the Fourier transform $\mathcal{F}: \mathbb{A} \to ...
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Understanding “Decategorified” symplectic Khovanov homology

In http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0405089 Seidel and Smith constructed a link invariant using Lagrangian Floer theory that was conjectured to be equivalent to Khovanov homology. The equivalence was ...
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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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Distinguishing the Duflo star product

$\newcommand{\g}{\mathfrak g}\newcommand{\h}{\hbar}$ For a finite dimensional Lie algebra $\g$, he Duflo isomorphism is a complicated algebra isomorphism between the $\g$-invariant part $S(\g)^\g$ of ...
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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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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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Is there a “quantum” Riemann zeta function?

Occasionally I find myself in a situation where a naive, non-rigorous computation leads me to a divergent sum, like $\sum_{n=1}^\infty n$. In times like these, a standard approach is to guess the ...
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Comparing a Chevalley basis with the canonical basis of the adjoint module?

First some background: Given a simple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ over an algebraically closed field of characteristic 0 such as $\mathbb{C}$, fix a Cartan decomposition $\mathfrak{g} = \mathfrak{h} ...
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Quantization of $S^2$ as $C^*$-algebra?

The general context for the question - is belief that quantization of compact symplectic manifolds can be endowed with the structure of $C^*$-algebra (see MO230695). The particular question is about ...
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Existence/characterization/properties of $C^*$-algebras which “are” quantization of compact symplectic manifolds?

Understanding of "quantization" achieved much progress recent years, especially after Kontsevich breakthrough on deformation quantization, where he proved one-to-one correspondence between Poisson ...
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Classifying Low Dimensional Solutions of the Yang--Baxter Equation

What is the present situation with classifying solutions of the Yang--Baxter equation in low dimensions? To make my question more specific, have all solutions for dimension $2$ and $3$ been ...
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Can the ribbon category of f.d. reps of $\mathcal{U}_q(\mathfrak{sl}(2))$ be modified so the twist is trivial on the vector representation?

Consider the ribbon category of finite-dimensional representations of $\mathcal{U}_q(\mathfrak{sl}(2))$, with twist $\theta$. If $V$ is the vector representation, then $\theta_V$ is multiplication by ...
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Why are quantum groups so called?

I've recently been to a seminar on quantum matrices. In particular the speaker introduced these objects as the coordinate ring of $2$ by $2$ matrices modulo some odd looking relations (see start of ...
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Is there a non-trivial Hopf algebra without left coideal subalgebra?

Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra over an algebraically closed field $\mathbb{K}$ of characteristic $0$. A subalgebra $I$ of $H$ is called a left coideal subalgebra if $\Delta(I) \subset H \otimes I$. $H$ is ...
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How to make a premodular category a modular tensor category?

A premodular category (also called ribbon fusion category) is roughly speaking a tensor category where fusion and braiding of the objects are defined. With an extra nondegeneracy condition for the ...
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Flat connection from gauged WZW model

$\newcommand{\g}{\mathfrak g}$ $\newcommand{\h}{\mathfrak h}$ In short my question is : Has someone worked out the flat connection that one should get from the gauged WZW model in genus 0 ? Some ...
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Cosemi-simple FRT Hopf Algebras

This question is a somewhere similar variation on an old question of mine. Given an FRT-algebra, which is to say, roughly, that it can be constructed from an R-matrix in the Yang--Baxter sense (see ...
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Does the normal ordered product on differential operators lift to $U\left(\mathfrak{gl}_n\right)$?

Let $n\in\mathbb N$. Let $k$ be a commutative ring in which $1,2,3,\ldots$ are invertible. Let $\Omega$ denote the $k$-algebra of polynomial differential operators on $n$ variables $x_1$, $x_2$, ..., ...
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Short Introduction to Planar Algebras

Are there any good short expositions of planar algebras out there? I am interested primarily in seeing the main definition and some explicit examples.
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Open questions on (finite) tensor categories

I would like to know about problems on (finite) tensor categories. I have read Etingof´s notes from his course at MIT. I have a question: There exists any reference where I can find an open problem ...
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What are the applications of the depth 2 reduction to the subfactors theory?

Let $(N \subset M)$ be an irreducible finite depth ($>2$) finite index inclusion of hyperfinite ${\rm II}_1$ factors, then for $n$ sufficiently large the subfactor $(N \subset M_n)$ is depth $2$ ...
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Why are fusion categories interesting?

In the same vein as Kate and Scott's questions, why are fusion categories interesting? I know that given a "suitably nice" fusion category (which probably means adding adjectives such as "unitary," ...
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Compact Quantum Groups and FRT-Algebras

As is well known, every compact quantum group in the sense of Woronowicz has a dense Hopf $*$-sub-algebra. For the case of $q-SU(n)$ (among others) this Hopf $*$-sub-algebra is an FRT-algebra, which ...
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Appropriate Recursion relations for Wigner 3j Symbols

I am attempting to code the Cosmic Microwave Lensed Temperature and Polarisation power spectra from first principles and have been told to code the relevant Wigner 3j symbols using recursion rather ...
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Intuition behind the definition of quantum groups

Being far from the field of quantum groups, I have nevertheless made in the past several (unsuccessful) attempts to understand their definition and basic properties. The goal of this post is to try to ...
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Grothendieck and Non-commutative Geometry?

When Grothendieck and his followers were working on their profound progress of algebraic geometry, did they ever consider non-commutative rings? Is there anyway evidence that Grothendieck foresaw the ...