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Title: The finiteness conjecture for skein modules
Abstract We give a new, algebraically computable formula for skein modules of closed 3-manifolds via Heegaard splittings. As an application, we prove that skein modules of closed 3-manifolds are finite-dimensional, resolving in the affirmative a conjecture of Witten.  more » « less
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Inventiones mathematicae
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