Invariants of Knots and 3-manifolds from Quantum Groupoids

Research paper by Dmitri Nikshych, Vladimir Turaev, Leonid Vainerman

Indexed on: 10 Jun '00Published on: 10 Jun '00Published in: Mathematics - Quantum Algebra


We use categories of representations of finite dimensional quantum groupoids (weak Hopf algebras) to construct ribbon and modular categories that give rise to invariants of knots and 3-manifolds.