Logarithmic Hopf Link Invariants for the Unrolled Restricted Quantum Group of sl(2)

  • Author / Creator
    Rupert, Matthew
  • Little is known about Vertex Operator Algebras (VOAs) which are neither semi-simple nor rational, and most of the work on such VOAs has been focused around specific examples such as the Singlet VOA. In this thesis, the relationship between subcategories of the module categories of the Singlet VOA and the unrolled restricted quantum group associated to sl(2) at 2r-th root of unity is studied. A family of deformable modules is used to efficiently compute open Hopf links and particular (1,1)-tangle invariants colored with projective modules of the quantum group. These tangle invariants are extensions of the Alexander invariants defined by Murakami. It is also shown that normalized modified traces of open Hopf links for modules of the unrolled restricted quantum group of sl(2) correspond exactly with the asymptotic quantum dimensions for certain modules of the Singlet.

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  • Graduation date
    2016-06:Fall 2016
  • Type of Item
  • Degree
    Master of Science
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  • Institution
    University of Alberta
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  • Department
    • Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Specialization
    • Mathematics
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Creutzig, Thomas (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Gannon, Terry (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
    • Gille, Stefan (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
    • Creutzig, Thomas (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
    • Guay, Nicolas (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)