It is known that the Jones polynomial of knot theory, and its generalizations, are closely related to the integrable "vertex models" of two-dimensional statistical mechanics, and to quantum groups. In this paper, an attempt is made to show on a priori grounds, starting only from general covariance of three-dimensional Chern-Simons gauge theory and two-dimensional "duality", why this must be so.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||62|
|Journal||Nuclear Physics, Section B|
|State||Published - Jan 29 1990|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics