Quasigeodesic flows in hyperbolic 3-manifolds

S. érgio Fenley, Lee Mosher

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In this article we prove that any closed, oriented, hyperbolic 3-manifold with nontrivial second homology has many quasigeodesic flows, where quasigeodesic means that flow lines are uniformly efficient in measuring distance in relative homotopy classes. The flows are pseudo-Anosov flows which are almost transverse to finite depth foliations in the manifold. The main tool is the use of a sutured manifold hierarchy which has good geometric properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-537
Number of pages35
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geometry and Topology


  • Almost transversality
  • Finite depth foliations
  • Gromov hyperbolic groups
  • Hausdorff leaf space
  • Pseudo-Anosov flows
  • Quasi-isometries
  • Quasigeodesics
  • Sutured manifold hierarchies

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