Simple Closed Geodesics in Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds
- Author(s): Adams, Colin;
- Hass, Joel;
- Scott, Peter
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://arxiv.org/pdf/math/9801071.pdf
This paper determines which orientable hyperbolic 3-manifolds contain simple closed geodesics. The Fuchsian group corresponding to the thrice-punctured sphere generates the only example of a complete non-elementary orientable hyperbolic 3-manifold that does not contain a simple closed geodesic. We do not assume that the manifold is geometrically finite or that it has finitely generated fundamental group.