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# Recognizing Constant Curvature Discrete Groups in Dimension 3

@inproceedings{Thurston1997RecognizingCC, title={Recognizing Constant Curvature Discrete Groups in Dimension 3}, author={William P. Thurston and Peter Doyle and Rita Schwarz}, year={1997} }

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We characterize those discrete groups G which can act properly discontinuously, isometrically, and cocompactly on hyperbolic 3-space H3 in terms of the combinatorics of the action of G on its space at infinity. The major ingredients in the proof are the properties of groups that are negatively curved (in the large) (that is, Gromov hyperbolic), the combinatorial Riemann mapping theorem, and the Sullivan-Tukia theorem on groups which act uniformly quasiconformally on the 2-sphere.

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