On right-angled reflection groups in hyperbolic spaces

  • Leonid Potyagailo

    Université Lille I, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
  • Ernest Vinberg

    Moscow State University, Russia


We show that the right-angled hyperbolic polyhedra of finite volume in the hyperbolic space Hn\Bbb H^n may only exist if n14.n\leq 14. We also provide a family of such polyhedra of dimensions n=3,4,...,8n=3,4,...,8. We prove that for n=3,4n=3,4 the members of this family have the minimal total number of hyperfaces and cusps among all hyperbolic right-angled polyhedra of the corresponding dimension. This fact is used in the proof of the main result.

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Leonid Potyagailo, Ernest Vinberg, On right-angled reflection groups in hyperbolic spaces. Comment. Math. Helv. 80 (2005), no. 1, pp. 63–73

DOI 10.4171/CMH/4