The ADO Invariants are a q-Holonomic Family

Jennifer Brown, Tudor Dimofte, Stavros Garoufalidis, Nathan Geer

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We investigate the q-holonomic properties of a class of link invariants based on quantum group representations with vanishing quantum dimensions, motivated by the search for the invariants' realization in physics. Some of the best known invariants of this type, constructed from `typical' representations of the unrolled quantum group UHζ2r(sl2) at a 2r-th root of unity, were introduced by Akutsu-Deguchi-Ohtsuki (ADO). We prove that the ADO invariants for r≥2 are a q-holonomic family, implying in particular that they satisfy recursion relations that are independent of r. In the case of a knot, we prove that the q-holonomic recursion ideal of the ADO invariants is contained in the recursion ideal of the colored Jones polynomials, the subject of the celebrated AJ Conjecture. (Combined with a recent result of S. Willetts, this establishes an isomorphism of the ADO and Jones recursion ideals. Our results also confirm a recent physically-motivated conjecture of Gukov-Hsin-Nakajima-Park-Pei-Sopenko.)
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2020


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