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Algebras and Hopf algebras IN BRAIDED CATEGORIES
, 1995
"... This is an introduction for algebraists to the theory of algebras and Hopf algebras in braided categories. Such objects generalise superalgebras and superHopf algebras, as well as colourLie algebras. Basic facts about braided categories C are recalled, the modules and comodules of Hopf algebras i ..."
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This is an introduction for algebraists to the theory of algebras and Hopf algebras in braided categories. Such objects generalise superalgebras and superHopf algebras, as well as colourLie algebras. Basic facts about braided categories C are recalled, the modules and comodules of Hopf algebras in such categories are studied, the notion of ‘braidedcommutative ’ or ‘braidedcocommutative ’ Hopf algebras (braided groups) is reviewed and a fully diagrammatic proof of the reconstruction theorem for a braided group Aut (C) is given. The theory has important implications for the theory of quasitriangular Hopf algebras (quantum groups). It also includes important examples such as the degenerate Sklyanin algebra and the quantum plane.
Categorical Construction of 4D Topological Quantum Field Theories
 in Quantum Topology, L.H. Kauffman and R.A. Baadhio, eds., World Scientific
, 1993
"... In recent years, it has been discovered that invariants of three dimensional ..."
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In recent years, it has been discovered that invariants of three dimensional
Category theory for conformal boundary conditions
 FIELDS INST. COMMUN. AMER. MATH. SOC., PROVIDENCE, RI
, 2003
"... ... inherits various structures from C, provided that A is a Frobenius algebra with certain additional properties. As a byproduct we obtain results about the FrobeniusSchur indicator in sovereign tensor categories. A braiding on C is not needed, nor is semisimplicity. We apply our results to the d ..."
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... inherits various structures from C, provided that A is a Frobenius algebra with certain additional properties. As a byproduct we obtain results about the FrobeniusSchur indicator in sovereign tensor categories. A braiding on C is not needed, nor is semisimplicity. We apply our results to the description of boundary conditions in twodimensional conformal field theory and present illustrative examples. We show that when the module category is tensor, then it gives rise to a NIMrep of the fusion rules, and discuss a possible relation with the representation theory of vertex operator algebras.
BRAIDED MATRIX STRUCTURE OF THE SKLYANIN ALGEBRA AND OF THE QUANTUM LORENTZ GROUP
, 1992
"... Braided groups and braided matrices are novel algebraic structures living in braided or quasitensor categories. As such they are a generalization of supergroups and supermatrices to the case of braid statistics. Here we construct braided group versions of the standard quantum groups Uq(g). They h ..."
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Braided groups and braided matrices are novel algebraic structures living in braided or quasitensor categories. As such they are a generalization of supergroups and supermatrices to the case of braid statistics. Here we construct braided group versions of the standard quantum groups Uq(g). They have the same FRT generators l ± but a matrix braidedcoproduct ∆L = L⊗L where L = l + Sl −, and are selfdual. As an application, the degenerate Sklyanin algebra is shown to be isomorphic to the braided matrices BMq(2); it is a braidedcommutative bialgebra in a braided category. As a second application, we show that the quantum double D(Uq(sl2)) (also known as the ‘quantum Lorentz group’) is the semidirect product as an algebra of two copies of Uq(sl2), and also a semidirect product as a coalgebra if we use braid statistics. We find various results of this type for the doubles of general quantum groups and their semiclassical limits as doubles of the Lie algebras of Poisson Lie groups.
StateSum Invariants of 4Manifolds
 J. Knot Theory Ram
, 1997
"... Abstract: We provide, with proofs, a complete description of the authors ’ construction of statesum invariants announced in [CY], and its generalization to an arbitrary (artinian) semisimple tortile category. We also discuss the relationship of these invariants to generalizations of Broda’s surgery ..."
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Abstract: We provide, with proofs, a complete description of the authors ’ construction of statesum invariants announced in [CY], and its generalization to an arbitrary (artinian) semisimple tortile category. We also discuss the relationship of these invariants to generalizations of Broda’s surgery invariants [Br1,Br2] using techniques developed in the case of the semisimple subquotient of Rep(Uq(sl2)) (q a principal 4r th root of unity) by Roberts [Ro1]. We briefly discuss the generalizations to invariants of 4manifolds equipped with 2dimensional (co)homology classes introduced by Yetter [Y6] and Roberts [Ro2], which are the subject of the sequel. 1 1
Nuclear and Trace Ideals in Tensored *Categories
, 1998
"... We generalize the notion of nuclear maps from functional analysis by defining nuclear ideals in tensored categories. The motivation for this study came from attempts to generalize the structure of the category of relations to handle what might be called "probabilistic relations". The compact closed ..."
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We generalize the notion of nuclear maps from functional analysis by defining nuclear ideals in tensored categories. The motivation for this study came from attempts to generalize the structure of the category of relations to handle what might be called "probabilistic relations". The compact closed structure associated with the category of relations does not generalize directly, instead one obtains nuclear ideals. Most tensored categories have a large class of morphisms which behave as if they were part of a compact closed category, i.e. they allow one to transfer variables between the domain and the codomain. We introduce the notion of nuclear ideals to analyze these classes of morphisms. In compact closed tensored categories, all morphisms are nuclear, and in the tensored category of Hilbert spaces, the nuclear morphisms are the HilbertSchmidt maps. We also introduce two new examples of tensored categories, in which integration plays the role of composition. In the first, mor...
Generalized Centers of Braided and Sylleptic Monoidal 2Categories
, 1997
"... Recent developments in higherdimensional algebra due to Kapranov and Voevodsky, Day and Street, and Baez and Neuchl include definitions of braided, sylleptic and symmetric monoidal 2categories, and a center construction for monoidal 2categories which gives a braided monoidal 2category. I give ge ..."
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Recent developments in higherdimensional algebra due to Kapranov and Voevodsky, Day and Street, and Baez and Neuchl include definitions of braided, sylleptic and symmetric monoidal 2categories, and a center construction for monoidal 2categories which gives a braided monoidal 2category. I give generalized center constructions for braided and sylleptic monoidal 2categories which give sylleptic and symmetric monoidal 2categories respectively, and I correct some errors in the original center construction for monoidal 2categories. 1 Introduction The initial motivation for the study of braided monoidal categories was twofold: from homotopy theory, where braided monoidal categories of a particular kind arise as algebraic 3types of arcconnected, simply connected spaces, and from higherdimensional category theory, where braided monoidal categories arise as one object monoidal bicategories [16]. These motivations have subsequently been brought together by the definition of tricategori...
Spherical categories
 Adv. Math
, 1999
"... Abstract. This paper is a study of monoidal categories with duals where the tensor product need not be commutative. The motivating examples are categories of representations of Hopf algebras. We introduce the new notion of a spherical category. In the first section we prove a coherence theorem for a ..."
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Abstract. This paper is a study of monoidal categories with duals where the tensor product need not be commutative. The motivating examples are categories of representations of Hopf algebras. We introduce the new notion of a spherical category. In the first section we prove a coherence theorem for a monoidal category with duals following [MacLane 1963]. In the second section we give the definition of a spherical category, and construct a natural quotient which is also spherical. In the