Fibered spherical 3-orbifolds

  • Mattia Mecchia

    Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy
  • Andrea Seppi

    Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy


In the early 1930s, Seifert and Threlfall classified up to conjugacy the finite subgroups of SO(4), which gives an algebraic classification of orientable spherical 3-orbifolds. For the most part, spherical 3-orbifolds are Seifert fibered. The underlying topological space and singular set of non-fibered spherical 3-orbifolds were described by Dunbar. In this paper we deal with the fibered case and in particular we give explicit formulae relating the finite subgroups of SO(4) with the invariants of the corresponding fibered 3-orbifolds. This allows us to deduce directly from the algebraic classification topological properties of spherical 3-orbifolds.

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Mattia Mecchia, Andrea Seppi, Fibered spherical 3-orbifolds. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 31 (2015), no. 3, pp. 811–840

DOI 10.4171/RMI/855