Wallcrossing invariants: from quantum mechanics to knots
Abstract
We offer a pedestrianlevel review of the wallcrossing invariants. The story begins from the scattering theory in quantum mechanics where the spectrum reshuffling can be related to permutations of Smatrices. In nontrivial situations, starting from spin chains and matrix models, the Smatrices are operatorvalued and their algebra is described in terms of R and mixing (Racah) Umatrices. Then the KontsevichSoibelman (KS) invariants are nothing but the standard knot invariants made out of these data within the ReshetikhinTuraevWitten approach. The R and Racah matrices acquire a relatively universal form in the semiclassical limit, where the basic reshufflings with the change of moduli are those of the Stokes line. Natural from this standpoint are matrices provided by the modular transformations of conformal blocks (with the usual identification R = T and U = S), and in the simplest case of the first degenerate field (2, 1), when the conformal blocks satisfy a secondorder Shrödingerlike equation, the invariants coincide with the Jones (N = 2) invariants of the associated knots. Another possibility to construct knot invariants is to realize the cluster coordinates associated with reshufflings of the Stokes lines immediately in terms of checkoperators acting on solutions of the KnizhnikZamolodchikov equations. Then themore »
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 ITEP (Russian Federation)
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 22472362
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 Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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 United States
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 English
 Subject:
 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ALGEBRA; COORDINATES; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; QUANTUM MECHANICS; R MATRIX; S MATRIX; SCATTERING; SEMICLASSICAL APPROXIMATION; SPIN; TRANSFORMATIONS
Citation Formats
Galakhov, D., Email: galakhov@itep.ru, Email: galakhov@physics.rutgers.edu, Mironov, A., Email: mironov@lpi.ru, and Morozov, A., Email: morozov@itep.ru. Wallcrossing invariants: from quantum mechanics to knots. United States: N. p., 2015.
Web. doi:10.1134/S1063776115030206.
Galakhov, D., Email: galakhov@itep.ru, Email: galakhov@physics.rutgers.edu, Mironov, A., Email: mironov@lpi.ru, & Morozov, A., Email: morozov@itep.ru. Wallcrossing invariants: from quantum mechanics to knots. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063776115030206.
Galakhov, D., Email: galakhov@itep.ru, Email: galakhov@physics.rutgers.edu, Mironov, A., Email: mironov@lpi.ru, and Morozov, A., Email: morozov@itep.ru. 2015.
"Wallcrossing invariants: from quantum mechanics to knots". United States.
doi:10.1134/S1063776115030206.
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abstractNote = {We offer a pedestrianlevel review of the wallcrossing invariants. The story begins from the scattering theory in quantum mechanics where the spectrum reshuffling can be related to permutations of Smatrices. In nontrivial situations, starting from spin chains and matrix models, the Smatrices are operatorvalued and their algebra is described in terms of R and mixing (Racah) Umatrices. Then the KontsevichSoibelman (KS) invariants are nothing but the standard knot invariants made out of these data within the ReshetikhinTuraevWitten approach. The R and Racah matrices acquire a relatively universal form in the semiclassical limit, where the basic reshufflings with the change of moduli are those of the Stokes line. Natural from this standpoint are matrices provided by the modular transformations of conformal blocks (with the usual identification R = T and U = S), and in the simplest case of the first degenerate field (2, 1), when the conformal blocks satisfy a secondorder Shrödingerlike equation, the invariants coincide with the Jones (N = 2) invariants of the associated knots. Another possibility to construct knot invariants is to realize the cluster coordinates associated with reshufflings of the Stokes lines immediately in terms of checkoperators acting on solutions of the KnizhnikZamolodchikov equations. Then the Rmatrices are realized as products of successive mutations in the cluster algebra and are manifestly described in terms of quantum dilogarithms, ultimately leading to the Hikami construction of knot invariants.},
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