A note on the Lawrence-Krammer-Bigelow representation

Abstract : A very popular problem on braid groups has recently been solved by Bigelow and Krammer, namely, they have found a faithful linear representation for the braid group B_n. In their papers, Bigelow and Krammer suggested that their representation is the monodromy representation of a certain fibration. Our goal in this paper is to understand this monodromy representation using standard tools from the theory of hyperplane arrangements. In particular, we prove that the representation of Bigelow and Krammer is a sub-representation of the monodromy representation which we consider, but that it cannot be the whole representation.
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Luisa Paoluzzi, Luis Paris. A note on the Lawrence-Krammer-Bigelow representation. Algebraic and Geometric Topology, Mathematical Sciences Publishers, 2002, 2, pp.499-518. ⟨hal-00127049⟩



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