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Gluing copies of a 3-dimensional polyhedron to obtain a closed nonpositively curved pseudomanifold

Authors: D. Burago, S. Ferleger, B. Kleiner and A. Kononenko
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 129 (2001), 1493-1498
MSC (2000): Primary 51K10, 53C20; Secondary 52B10
Published electronically: January 8, 2001
MathSciNet review: 1707510
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Let $S$ be a smooth 3-dimensional nonpositively curved Riemannian manifold with corners, whose boundary consists of a finite number of geodesically convex nonpositively curved faces (for example, a Euclidean or hyperbolic polyhedron). We show that it is always possible to glue together finitely many copies of $S$ so as to get a nonpositively curved pseudomanifold without boundary.

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D. Burago
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

S. Ferleger
Affiliation: Renaissance Technology Corporation, 600 Rt. 25-A, East Setanket, New York 11787

B. Kleiner
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0090

A. Kononenko
Affiliation: Renaissance Technology Corporation, 600 Rt. 25-A, East Setanket, New York 11787

Received by editor(s): August 31, 1998
Published electronically: January 8, 2001
Additional Notes: The first author was partially supported by a Sloan Foundation Fellowship and NSF grant DMS-9803129. The second author was partially supported by a Sloan Dissertation Fellowship. The third author was supported by a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and NSF grants DMS-95-05175, DMS-96-26911. The fourth author was supported by NSF grant DMS-9803092
Communicated by: Christopher Croke
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