Matrix Integrals and the Counting of Tangles and Links

Paul Zinn-Justin 1, Jean-Bernard Zuber 2

Disc. Math. 246 (2002) 343

Using matrix model techniques for the counting of planar Feynman diagrams, recent results of Sundberg and Thistlethwaite on the counting of alternating tangles and links are reproduced.

  • 1. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies (LPTHE),
    CNRS : UMR7589 – Université Paris VI - Pierre et Marie Curie – Université Paris VII - Paris Diderot
  • 2. Service de Physique Théorique (SPhT),
    CNRS : URA2306 – CEA : DSM/SPHT