Exceptional hyperbolic 3-manifolds

  • David Gabai

    Princeton University, USA
  • Maria Trnkova

    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA


We correct and complete a conjecture of D. Gabai, R. Meyerhoff and N. Thurston on the classification and properties of thin tubed closed hyperbolic 3-manifolds. We additionally show that if is a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold, then either or contains a closed geodesic that is the core of an embedded tube of radius .

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David Gabai, Maria Trnkova, Exceptional hyperbolic 3-manifolds. Comment. Math. Helv. 90 (2015), no. 3, pp. 703–730

DOI 10.4171/CMH/368