Knots , Links and Branes at Large

@inproceedings{Labastida2000KnotsL,
  title={Knots , Links and Branes at Large},
  author={Jos{\'e} M. F. Labastida and Marcos Mari{\~n}o and Cumrun Vafa},
  year={2000}
}
We consider Wilson loop observables for Chern-Simons theory at largeN and its topological string dual and extend the previous checks for this duality to the case of links. We find an interesting structure involving representation/spin degeneracy of branes ending on branes which features in the large N dual description of Chern-Simons theory. This leads to a refinement of the integer invariants for links and knots. We illustrate our results with explicit computations on the Chern-Simons side. 
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