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1. CJM Online first
On homotopy invariants of combings of three-manifolds Combings of compact, oriented $3$-dimensional manifolds $M$ are
homotopy classes of nowhere vanishing vector fields.
The Euler class of the normal bundle is an invariant of the combing,
and it only depends on the underlying Spin$^c$-structure. A combing
is called torsion
if this Euler class is a torsion element of $H^2(M;\mathbb Z)$. Gompf
introduced a $\mathbb Q$-valued invariant $\theta_G$ of torsion combings
on closed $3$-manifolds, and he showed that $\theta_G$ distinguishes
all torsion combings with the same Spin$^c$-structure.
We give an alternative definition for $\theta_G$ and we express
its variation as a linking number. We define a similar invariant
$p_1$ of combings for manifolds bounded by $S^2$. We relate $p_1$
to the $\Theta$-invariant, which is the simplest configuration
space integral invariant of rational homology $3$-balls, by the
formula $\Theta=\frac14p_1 + 6 \lambda(\hat{M})$ where $\lambda$
is the Casson-Walker invariant.
The article also includes a self-contained presentation of combings
for $3$-manifolds.
Keywords:Spin$^c$-structure, nowhere zero vector fields, first Pontrjagin class, Euler class, Heegaard Floer homology grading, Gompf invariant, Theta invariant, Casson-Walker invariant, perturbative expansion of Chern-Simons theory, configuration space integrals Categories:57M27, 57R20, 57N10 |
2. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 453)
A Remark on BMW algebra, $q$-Schur Algebras and Categorification We prove that the 2-variable BMW algebra
embeds into an algebra constructed from the HOMFLY-PT polynomial.
We also prove that the $\mathfrak{so}_{2N}$-BMW algebra embeds in the $q$-Schur algebra
of type $A$.
We use these results
to suggest a schema providing categorifications of the $\mathfrak{so}_{2N}$-BMW algebra.
Keywords:tangle algebras, BMW algebra, HOMFLY-PT Skein algebra, q-Schur algebra, categorification Categories:57M27, 81R50, 17B37, 16W99 |
3. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 102)
Quandle Cocycle Invariants for Spatial Graphs and Knotted Handlebodies We introduce a flow of a spatial graph and see how invariants for
spatial graphs and handlebody-links are derived from those for flowed
spatial graphs.
We define a new quandle (co)homology by introducing a subcomplex of the
rack chain complex.
Then we define quandle colorings and quandle cocycle invariants for
spatial graphs and handlebody-links.
Keywords:quandle cocycle invariant, knotted handlebody, spatial graph Categories:57M27, 57M15, 57M25 |
4. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 1240)
Categorification of the Colored Jones Polynomial and Rasmussen Invariant of Links We define a family of formal Khovanov brackets
of a colored link depending on two parameters.
The isomorphism classes of these brackets are
invariants of framed colored links.
The Bar-Natan functors applied to these brackets
produce Khovanov and Lee homology theories categorifying the colored
Jones polynomial. Further,
we study conditions under which
framed colored link cobordisms induce chain transformations between
our formal brackets. We conjecture that
for special choice of parameters, Khovanov and Lee homology theories
of colored links are functorial (up to sign).
Finally, we extend the Rasmussen invariant to links and give examples
where this invariant is a stronger obstruction to sliceness
than the multivariable Levine--Tristram signature.
Keywords:Khovanov homology, colored Jones polynomial, slice genus, movie moves, framed cobordism Categories:57M25, 57M27, 18G60 |
5. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 418)
On Cabled Knots and Vassiliev Invariants (Not) Contained in Knot Polynomials It is known that the Brandt--Lickorish--Millett--Ho polynomial $Q$
contains Casson's knot invariant. Whether there are (essentially)
other Vassiliev knot invariants obtainable from $Q$ is an open
problem. We show that this is not so up to degree $9$. We also
give the (apparently) first examples of knots not distinguished
by 2-cable HOMFLY polynomials which are not mutants. Our calculations
provide evidence of a negative answer to the question whether Vassiliev
knot invariants of degree $d \le 10$ are determined by the HOMFLY and
Kauffman polynomials and their 2-cables, and for the existence of
algebras of such Vassiliev invariants not isomorphic to the algebras
of their weight systems.
Categories:57M25, 57M27, 20F36, 57M50 |
6. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 766)
Homology TQFT's and the Alexander--Reidemeister Invariant of 3-Manifolds via Hopf Algebras and Skein Theory |
Homology TQFT's and the Alexander--Reidemeister Invariant of 3-Manifolds via Hopf Algebras and Skein Theory We develop an explicit skein-theoretical algorithm to compute the
Alexander polynomial of a 3-manifold from a surgery presentation
employing the methods used in the construction of quantum invariants
of 3-manifolds. As a prerequisite we establish and prove a rather
unexpected equivalence between the topological quantum field theory
constructed by Frohman and Nicas using the homology of
$U(1)$-representation varieties on the one side and the
combinatorially constructed Hennings TQFT based on the quasitriangular
Hopf algebra $\mathcal{N} = \mathbb{Z}/2 \ltimes \bigwedge^*
\mathbb{R}^2$ on the other side. We find that both TQFT's are $\SL
(2,\mathbb{R})$-equivariant functors and, as such, are isomorphic.
The $\SL (2,\mathbb{R})$-action in the Hennings construction comes
from the natural action on $\mathcal{N}$ and in the case of the
Frohman--Nicas theory from the Hard--Lefschetz decomposition of the
$U(1)$-moduli spaces given that they are naturally K\"ahler. The
irreducible components of this TQFT, corresponding to simple
representations of $\SL(2,\mathbb{Z})$ and $\Sp(2g,\mathbb{Z})$, thus
yield a large family of homological TQFT's by taking sums and products.
We give several examples of TQFT's and invariants that appear to fit
into this family, such as Milnor and Reidemeister Torsion,
Seiberg--Witten theories, Casson type theories for homology circles
{\it \`a la} Donaldson, higher rank gauge theories following Frohman
and Nicas, and the $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$ reductions of
Reshetikhin--Turaev theories over the cyclotomic integers $\mathbb{Z}
[\zeta_p]$. We also conjecture that the Hennings TQFT for
quantum-$\mathfrak{sl}_2$ is the product of the Reshetikhin--Turaev
TQFT and such a homological TQFT.
Categories:57R56, 14D20, 16W30, 17B37, 18D35, 57M27 |