# Milnor link invariants and quantum 3-manifold invariants

### N. Habegger

Université de Nantes, France### Kent E. Orr

Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

## Abstract

Let ${\cal Z}(M)$ be the 3-manifold invariant of Le, Murakami and Ohtsuki. We show that ${\cal Z}(M) = 1 + o(n)$ , where $o(n)$ denotes terms of degree $\geq n$ , if M is a homology 3-sphere obtained from $S^3$ by surgery on an n-component Brunnian link whose Milnor $\overline\mu$ -invariants of length $\leq 2n$ vanish. We prove a realization theorem which is a partial converse to the above theorem.¶Using the Milnor filtration on links, we define a new bifiltration on the $\Bbb Q$ vector space with basis the set of oriented diffeomorphism classes of homology 3-spheres. This includes the Milnor level 2 filtration defined by Ohtsuki. We show that the Milnor level 2 and level 3 filtrations coincide after reindexing.

## Cite this article

N. Habegger, Kent E. Orr, Milnor link invariants and quantum 3-manifold invariants. Comment. Math. Helv. 74 (1999), no. 2, pp. 322–344

DOI 10.1007/S000140050092