Speaker: Mauricio Romo
Title: Quantum trace and length conjecture for hyperbolic knot
Abstract: I will define the quantum trace map for an ideally triangulated hyperbolic knot complement on S^3. This map assigns an operator to each element L of the Kauffman Skein module of knot complement. Motivated by an interpretation of this operator in the context of SL(2,C) Chern-Simons theory, one can formulate a ‘length conjecture’ for the hyperbolic length of L.