**A universal link invariant**

**R.J. Lawrence**

**Abstract: **A construction is given for a link invariant which
takes values in a tensor power of a certain quotient of a quantum group.

**Keywords: **Knot theory, quantum group, braid group, Hecke algebra,
Yang-Baxter equation.

**AMS subject classification: **57M25, 16W30, 17B37, 20F36

**Length: **6 pages

**Reference: *** `Proceedings of the IMA conference on
Mathematics-Particle Physics Interface, Oxford, England, 12th-14th
September, 1988.'* Eds. D.G.~Quillen, G.B.~Segal, Tsou~S.T.,
*Inst. Math. Appl. Conf. Ser. New Ser. *** 24**,
Oxford
University Press (1990) 151--156.
MR1103138 (92e:57013) (review by * Louis H. Kauffman *.)

*Last updated on September 4th, 1996.*

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