The universal quantum invariant and colored ideal triangulation

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Ora Inizio: 
Ora Fine: 
Sakie Suzuki
RIMS - Kyoto

The Drinfeld double of a finite dimensional Hopf algebra is a quasi-triangular Hopf algebra with the canonical element as the universal R-matrix, and one can obtain a ribbon Hopf algebra by adding the ribbon element. The universal quantum invariant of framed links is constructed using a ribbon Hopf algebra. In that construction, a copy of the universal R-matrix is attached to each crossing, and invariance under the Reidemeister III move is shown by the quantum Yang-Baxter equation of the universal R-matrix. On the other hand, R. Kashaev showed that the Heisenberg double of a finite dimensional Hopf algebra has the canonical element (the S-tensor) satisfying the pentagon relation. In this talk we reconstruct the universal quantum invariant using the Heisenberg double, and extend it to an invariant for colored singular triangulations of topological spaces, especially for colored ideal triangulations of tangle complements. In this construction, a copy of the S-tensor is attached to each tetrahedron, and invariance under the colored Pachner (2,3) moves is shown by the pentagon relation of the S-tensor.