If a torsion-free hyperbolic group G has 1-dimensional boundary ∂∞G, then ∂∞G is a Menger curve or a Sierpinski carpet provided G does not split over a cyclic group. When ∂∞G is a Sierpinski carpet we show that G is a quasi-convex subgroup of a 3-dimensional hyperbolic Poincaré duality group. We also construct a "topologically rigid" hyperbolic group G: any homeomorphism of ∂∞G is induced by an element of G.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Annales Scientifiques de l'Ecole Normale Superieure|
|State||Published - Sep 2000|
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