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Lie superalgebra generalizations of the Jaeger-Kauffman-Saleur invariant

The Golden Hourglass by Craig Schaffer
April 4, 2024
1:50PM - 3:00PM
MA 105

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Add to Calendar 2024-04-04 13:50:00 2024-04-04 15:00:00 Lie superalgebra generalizations of the Jaeger-Kauffman-Saleur invariant Title:  Lie superalgebra generalizations of the Jaeger-Kauffman-Saleur invariantSpeaker:  Micah Chrisman (The Ohio State University - Marion Campus)Speaker's URL:  https://math.osu.edu/people/chrisman.76Abstract:  Jaeger-Kauffman-Saleur (JKS) identified the Alexander polynomial with the $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(1|1))$ quantum invariant of classical links and extended this to a 2-variable invariant of links in thickened surfaces. Here we generalize this story for every Lie superalgebra of type $\mathfrak{gl}(m|n)$. First, we define a $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(m|n))$ Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant for virtual tangles. When $m=n=1$, this recovers the Alexander polynomial of almost classical knots, as defined by Boden-Gaudreau-Harper-Nicas-White. Next, an extended $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(m|n))$ Reshetikin-Turaev invariant of virtual tangles is obtained by applying the Bar-Natan Zh-construction. This is equivalent to the 2-variable JKS-invariant when $m=n=1$, but otherwise our invariants are new whenever $n>0$. Furthermore, in contrast with the classical case, the virtual and extended $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(m|n))$ invariants are not entirely determined by the difference $m-n$. For example, the invariants from $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(2|0))$ (i.e. the classical Jones polynomial) and $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(3|1))$ are distinct, as are the extended invariants from $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(1|1))$ and $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(2|2))$. Further applications and conjectures based on calculations will be discussed. This is joint work (in progress) with Anup Poudel.URL associated with Seminar:  https://www.asc.ohio-state.edu/math/vqss/ MA 105 Department of Mathematics math@osu.edu America/New_York public

Title:  Lie superalgebra generalizations of the Jaeger-Kauffman-Saleur invariant

Speaker:  Micah Chrisman (The Ohio State University - Marion Campus)

Speaker's URL:  https://math.osu.edu/people/chrisman.76

Abstract:  Jaeger-Kauffman-Saleur (JKS) identified the Alexander polynomial with the $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(1|1))$ quantum invariant of classical links and extended this to a 2-variable invariant of links in thickened surfaces. Here we generalize this story for every Lie superalgebra of type $\mathfrak{gl}(m|n)$. First, we define a $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(m|n))$ Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant for virtual tangles. When $m=n=1$, this recovers the Alexander polynomial of almost classical knots, as defined by Boden-Gaudreau-Harper-Nicas-White. Next, an extended $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(m|n))$ Reshetikin-Turaev invariant of virtual tangles is obtained by applying the Bar-Natan Zh-construction. This is equivalent to the 2-variable JKS-invariant when $m=n=1$, but otherwise our invariants are new whenever $n>0$. Furthermore, in contrast with the classical case, the virtual and extended $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(m|n))$ invariants are not entirely determined by the difference $m-n$. For example, the invariants from $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(2|0))$ (i.e. the classical Jones polynomial) and $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(3|1))$ are distinct, as are the extended invariants from $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(1|1))$ and $U_q(\mathfrak{gl}(2|2))$. Further applications and conjectures based on calculations will be discussed. This is joint work (in progress) with Anup Poudel.

URL associated with Seminar:  https://www.asc.ohio-state.edu/math/vqss/

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