# A Cheeger-type exponential bound for the number of triangulated manifolds

### Karim A. Adiprasito

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel### Bruno Benedetti

University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA

## Abstract

In terms of the number of triangles, it is known that there are more than exponentially many triangulations of surfaces, but only exponentially many triangulations of surfaces with bounded genus. In this paper we provide a first geometric extension of this result to higher dimensions. We show that in terms of the number of facets, there are only exponentially many geometric triangulations of space forms with bounded geometry in the sense of Cheeger (curvature and volume bounded below, and diameter bounded above).

This establishes a combinatorial version of Cheeger’s finiteness theorem. Further consequences of our work are: (1) there are exponentially many geometric triangulations of $S_{d}$; (2) there are exponentially many convex triangulations of the $d$-ball.

## Cite this article

Karim A. Adiprasito, Bruno Benedetti, A Cheeger-type exponential bound for the number of triangulated manifolds. Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré Comb. Phys. Interact. 7 (2020), no. 2, pp. 233–247

DOI 10.4171/AIHPD/85