@article{715fd252ca044b9f92539a9780bac013,

title = "SL(2, ℂ) Chern-Simons theory and the asymptotic behavior of the colored Jones polynomial",

abstract = "It has been proposed that the asymptotic behavior of the colored Jones polynomial is equal to the perturbative expansion of the Chern-Simons gauge theory with complex gauge group SL(2) on the hyperbolic knot complement. In this note we make the first step toward verifying this relation beyond the semi-classical approximation. This requires a careful understanding of some delicate issues, such as normalization of the colored Jones polynomial and the choice of polarization in Chern-Simons theory. Addressing these issues allows us to go beyond the volume conjecture and to verify some predictions for the behavior of the subleading terms in the asymptotic expansion of the colored Jones polynomial.",

keywords = "A-polynomial, Chern-Simons theory, Colored Jones polynomial, Volume conjecture",

author = "Sergei Gukov and Hitoshi Murakami",

note = "Funding Information: The authors would like to thank J{\'e}r{\^o}me Dubois, Stavros Garoufalidis, and Toshiaki Hattori for helpful conversations. It is also a pleasure to thank the organizers of the conference “Around the Volume Conjecture” at Columbia University in March 2006 and the conference “Modular Forms and String Duality” at Banff in June 2006, which stimulated much of this work. This work was supported in part by the DOE under grant number DE-FG03-92-ER40701, in part by RFBR grant 04-02-16880, and in part by the grant for support of scientific schools NSh-8004.2006.2 (S.G.), and in part by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (15340019) (H.M.).",

year = "2008",

month = dec,

doi = "10.1007/s11005-008-0282-3",

language = "English",

volume = "86",

pages = "79--98",

journal = "Letters in Mathematical Physics",

issn = "0377-9017",

publisher = "Springer Netherlands",

number = "2-3",

}