Is there a formula for the A-model partition function in terms of hyperbolic structure?

The A-model partition function is a topological invariant of any hyperbolic surface. So, what is this invariant? I’m not sure if there is a way to normalize these since the usual perscription Z(S2)=1 doesn’t work here, but I figure there’s a way to do it anyway. EDIT: It seems like the invariant should just be … Read more

How should we define $\mathrm{PSL}_2$ of a Clifford group?

UPDATE – Feb. 9, 2017: The original title of this post was “The $\text{isometry}^+$ group of hyperbolic $n$-space as $\mathrm{PSL}_2$ of a Clifford group.” The original question, which appears below, did not receive answers, but I discovered in the meantime that the confusion arrises from conflicting notation in the literature. So I’ve explained that in … Read more

Exponential contraction for the projection on horospheres

A few years ago, Roberto Frigerio asked for a reference for a geometric property of horospheres (Reference for the geometry of horospheres), namely exponential decay of the projection onto a horosphere. My question is: does a similar exponential decay still holds in a Gromov hyperbolic space ? The precise statement would be something like: Let … Read more

Given a CAT(0) space can one construct a CAT(-1) space that has the other space as boundary?

Two easy questions: Given a metric space $(Z,d_Z)$, let $X = \text{Con}_h(Z) = Z \times ]0,\infty[$ and for $(z,i), (z’,i’) \in \text{Con}_h(Z)$ define a metric on $X$ as follows: $d((z,i), (z’,i’)) = d_{\mathbb{H}^2}((0,i), (d_Z(z,z’),i’) = \text{arcosh}(1+\frac{d_Z(z,z’)^2 + (i-i’)^2}{2ii’})$. Question: If $Z$ was a $\text{CAT}(0)$ space, is then $X$ $\text{CAT}(-1)$? Question 2: If not, is there … Read more

Trace field of a hyperbolic 33-manifold with a totally geodesic subsurface

Let X be a complete finite-volume orientable hyperbolic 3-manifold, and let Γ be a Kleinian representation of π1(X). Let KΓ:=Q({tr∣γ∈Γ}), i.e. its trace field. Let Γ(2):=⟨γ2∣γ∈Γ⟩, the group generated by squares in Γ and let kΓ=KΓ(2), i.e. its invariant trace field. Then these are number fields, KΓ is a manifold invariant and kΓ is a … Read more

Area lower bound given a mean curvature upper bound?

If Σ is a smooth embedded closed hypersurface in Rn with (normalized) mean curvature H≤1 (the mean curvature of the unit sphere), then its ((n−1)-dimensional) area is at least the area of the unit sphere in Rn. This is proved in Chavel’s book “Isoperimetric inequalities” Theorem II.1.3. The proof uses the idea that by restricting … Read more

Smoothness of boundary of $r$-neighborhood of convex core

The boundary of an $r$-neighborhood of the convex core of hyperbolic $n$-manifold is smooth, by page 73 of Hyperbolic Manifolds and Kleinian Groups. The authors does not provide a proof for this fact. This does not look very obvious as the $r$-neighborhood of a convex set in a Riemannian manifold may not be smooth. One … Read more

Hyperbolicity of twist knots

In Example 1.4 of his book Invariants of Homology 3-Spheres, Saveliev noted that twist knots Kn of type (2n+2)1 are all hyperbolic. Here, K1 is the figure-eight knot 41 and K2 is the stevedore knot 61, see the following figure Actually, this seems a well-known fact to experts but I couldn’t find an explicit reference. … Read more