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Rinat M. Kashaev
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Mathematics - Mathematical Physics (10)
Mathematics - Quantum Algebra (9)
Mathematics - Geometric Topology (9)
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Publications Authored By Rinat M. Kashaev

Motivated by applications for non-perturbative topological strings in toric Calabi--Yau manifolds, we discuss the spectral problem for a pair of commuting modular conjugate (in the sense of Faddeev) Harper type operators, corresponding to a special case of the quantized mirror curve of local $\mathbb{P}^1\times\mathbb{P}^1$ and complex values of Planck's constant. We illustrate our analytical results by numerical calculations. Read More

Starting from a quantum dilogarithm over a Pontryagin self-dual LCA group $A$, we construct an operator solution of the Yang-Baxter equation generalizing the solution of the Faddeev-Volkov model. Based on a specific choice of a subgroup $B\subset A$ and by using the Weil transformation, we also give a new non-operator interpretation of the Yang-Baxter relation. That allows us to construct a lattice QFT-model of IRF-type with gauge invariance under independent $B$-translations of local `spin' variables. Read More

The quantization of mirror curves to toric Calabi--Yau threefolds leads to trace class operators, and it has been conjectured that the spectral properties of these operators provide a non-perturbative realization of topological string theory on these backgrounds. In this paper, we find an explicit form for the integral kernel of the trace class operator in the case of local P1xP1, in terms of Faddeev's quantum dilogarithm. The matrix model associated to this integral kernel is an O(2) model, which generalizes the ABJ(M) matrix model. Read More

The combinatorial structure of Pachner moves in four dimensions is analyzed in the case of a distinguished move of the type (3,3) and few examples of solutions are reviewed. In particular, solutions associated to Pontryagin self-dual locally compact abelian groups are characterized with remarkable symmetry properties which, in the case of finite abelian groups, give rise to a simple model of combinatorial TQFT with corners in four dimensions. Read More

Mirror manifolds to toric Calabi-Yau threefolds are encoded in algebraic curves. The quantization of these curves leads naturally to quantum-mechanical operators on the real line. We show that, for a large number of local del Pezzo Calabi-Yau threefolds, these operators are of trace class. Read More

Multi-dimensional state-integrals of products of Faddeev's quantum dilogarithms arise frequently in Quantum Topology, quantum Teichm\"uller theory and complex Chern--Simons theory. Using the quasi-periodicity property of the quantum dilogarithm, we evaluate 1-dimensional state-integrals at rational points and express the answer in terms of the Rogers dilogarithm, the cyclic (quantum) dilogarithm and finite state-sums at roots of unity. We illustrate our results with the evaluation of the state-integrals of the $4_1$, $5_2$ and $(-2,3,7)$ pretzel knots at rational points. Read More

We lay down a general framework for how to construct a Topological Quantum Field Theory $Z_A$ defined on shaped triangulations of orientable 3-manifolds from any Pontryagin self-dual locally compact abelian group $A$. The partition function for a triangulated manifold is given by a state integral over the LCA $A$ of a certain combinations of functions which satisfy Faddeev's operator five term relation. In the cases where all elements of the LCA $A$ are divisible by 2 and it has a subgroup $B$ whose Pontryagin dual is isomorphic to $A/B$, this TQFT has an alternative formulation in terms of the space of sections of a line bundle over $(A/B)^{2}$. Read More

We show that, associated with any complex root of unity $\omega$, there exists a particularly simple 4d-TQFT model $M_\omega$ defined on the cobordism category of Delta complexes. For an oriented closed 4-manifold $X$ of Euler characteristic $\chi(X)$, it is conjectured that the quantity $N^{3\chi(X)/2}M_\omega(X)$, where $N$ is the order of $\omega$, takes only finitely many values as a function of $\omega$. In particular, it is equal to 1 for $S^4$, $\left(3+(-1)^{N}\right)/2$ for $S^2\times S^2$, and $N^{-1/2}\sum_{k=1}^N\omega^{k^2}$ for $\mathbb{C} P^2$. Read More

The (quantum) pentagon relation underlies the existing constructions of three dimensional quantum topology in the combinatorial framework of triangulations. Following the recent works \cite{KashaevLuoVartanov2012,AndersenKashaev2013}, we discuss a special type of integral pentagon relations and their relationships with the Faddeev type operator pentagon relations. Read More

Penner coordinates are extended to the Teichm\"uller spaces of oriented closed surfaces. Read More

By using the Weil-Gel'fand-Zak transform of Faddeev's quantum dilogarithm, we propose a new state-integral model for the Teichm\"uller TQFT, where the circle valued state variables live on the edges of oriented leveled shaped triangulations. Read More

It is well-known to the experts that multi-dimensional state integrals of products of Faddeev's quantum dilogarithm which arise in Quantum Topology can be written as finite sums of products of basic hypergeometric series in q=e^{2\pi i\tau} and \tilde{q}=e^{-2\pi i/\tau}. We illustrate this fact by giving a detailed proof for a family of one-dimensional integrals which includes state-integral invariants of 4_1 and 5_2 knots. Read More

A shaped triangulation is a finite triangulation of an oriented pseudo three manifold where each tetrahedron carries dihedral angles of an ideal hyberbolic tetrahedron. To each shaped triangulation, we associate a quantum partition function in the form of an absolutely convergent state integral which is invariant under shaped 3-2 Pachner moves and invariant with respect to shape gauge transformations generated by total dihedral angles around internal edges through the Neumann-Zagier Poisson bracket. Similarly to Turaev-Viro theory, the state variables live on edges of the triangulation but take their values on the whole real axis. Read More

By using quantum Teichm\"uller theory, we construct a one parameter family of TQFT's on the categroid of admissible leveled shaped 3-manifolds. Read More

Using the quantum cluster algebra formalism of Fock and Goncharov, we present several forms of quantum dilogarithm identities associated with periodicities in quantum cluster algebras, namely, the tropical, universal, and local forms. We then demonstrate how classical dilogarithm identities naturally emerge from quantum dilogarithm identities in local form in the semiclassical limit by applying the saddle point method. Read More

We introduce systems of objects and operators in linear monoidal categories called $\hat \Psi$-systems. A $\hat \Psi$-system satisfying several additional assumptions gives rise to a topological invariant of triples (a closed oriented 3-manifold $M$, a principal bundle over $M$, a link in $M$). This construction generalizes the quantum dilogarithmic invariant of links appearing in the original formulation of the volume conjecture. Read More

The central extension of the mapping class groups of punctured surfaces of finite type that arises in quantum Teichm\"uller theory is 12 times the Meyer class plus the Euler classes of the punctures. This is analogous to the result obtained in \cite{FS} for the Thompson groups. Read More

In this paper, we begin constructing a new finite-dimensional topological quantum field theory (TQFT) for three-manifolds, based on group PSL(2,C) and its action on a complex variable by fractional-linear transformations, by providing its key ingredient -- a new type of chain complexes. As these complexes happen to be acyclic often enough, we make use of their torsion to construct different versions of manifold invariants. In particular, we show how to construct a large set of invariants for a manifold with boundary, analogous to the set of invariants based on Euclidean geometric values and used in a paper by one of the authors for constructing a "Euclidean" TQFT. Read More


In the asymptotic expansion of the hyperbolic specification of the colored Jones polynomial of torus knots, we identify different geometric contributions, in particular Chern--Simons invaraint and Reidemeister torsion. Read More