Hyperbolic spaces in Teichmüller spaces

Christopher J. Leininger, Saul Schleimer

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We prove, for any n, that there is a closed connected orientable surface S so that the hyperbolic space Hn almost-isometrically embeds into the Teichmüller space of S, with quasiconvex image lying in the thick part. As a consequence, Hn quasi-isometrically embeds in the curve complex of S.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2669-2692
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of the European Mathematical Society
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Almost-isometric embedding
  • Complex of curves
  • Hyperbolic space
  • Quadratic differential
  • Teichmüller space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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