Questions tagged [gromov-hyperbolic-spaces]

Gromov hyperbolic spaces, also known as $\delta$-hyperbolic spaces, are geodesic spaces in which every triangle is thin. Hyperbolic groups are fundamental examples of Gromov hyperbolic spaces in geometric group theory.

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Are all $\delta$-hyperbolic groups CAT(0)?

In Alessandro Sisto's notes on geometric group theory he mentions that "Many, probably most people in the field" believe that not all $\delta$-hyperbolic groups are CAT(0) groups. Can anything be said ...
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Hyperbolic metric spaces

I'm trying to prove a simple proposition wich is in Burago's "A Course in Metric Spaces" (Exercise $8.4.5$, p.$287$). Before exposing my problem, let me give some definitions. A metric space $(X,d)$ ...
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Are hyperbolic triangle groups hyperbolic?

This might be a silly question, but are hyperbolic triangle groups hyperbolic, in the sense of Gromov? By a hyperbolic triangle group, I mean a group given by a presentation, $$\langle a, b, c; a^p, ...
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Barycentre of bounded subset of hyperbolic space

The exercise I am trying to solve is the following: "Let $X$ be a $\delta$-hyperbolic space and $A \subseteq X$ a bounded subset with diameter $R$. Show that there exists $p \in X$ such that $A \...
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A non-positively curved cube complex that admits a local isometric embedding into a Salvetti complex is special.

I am trying to prove the following: "A non-positively curved cube complex $X$ that admits a local isometric embedding (that maps cubes to cubes) into the Salvetti complex of some right-angled Artin ...
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Equalities and inequalities for quadrilaterals in hyperbolic space

In euclidean space any quadrilateral satisfies equalities and inequalities $$a^2 + b^2 + c^2 + d^2 = p^2 + q^2 + 4x^2$$ $$a^2 + b^2 + c^2 + d^2 \ge p^2 + q^2$$ where $a,b,c,d$ are the side lenghts, $...