Geometric & Functional Analysis GAFA

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 582–603 | Cite as

On asymptotic cones and quasi-isometry classes of fundamental groups of 3-manifolds

  • M. Kapovich
  • B. Leeb


We apply the concept of asymptotic cone to distinguish quasi-isometry classes of fundamental groups of 3-manifolds. We prove that the existence of a Seifert component in a Haken manifold is a quasi-isometry invariant of its fundamental group.


Fundamental Group Asymptotic Cone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kapovich
    • 1
  • B. Leeb
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität BonnBonnGermany

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