Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev quantum invariants of links and 3 dimensional manifolds are obtained from quantum sl(2). There exist different versions of quantum sl(2) leading to other families of invariants. We will briefly overview the original construction and then discuss two variants. First one, so called unrolled quantum sl(2), allows construction of invariants of 3-manifolds involving C* flat connections. In simplest case it recovers Reidemeister torsion. The second one is the non restricted version at a root of unity. It enables construction of invariants of links equipped with a gauge class of SL(2,C) flat connection. This is based respectively on joined work with Costantino, Geer, Patureau and Geer, Patureau, Reshetikhin.
- Topology Seminar