Let $K$ be an imaginary quadratic field and $\mathcal{O}$ be its ring of integers. Then the group
$$\textrm{PSL}_2(\mathcal{O})$$
is called the **Bianchi group associated to** $K$.

Bianchi groups are discrete subgroups of $\textrm{PSL}_2(\mathbb{C})$. The latter can be identified with the group of orientation-preserving isometries of the hyperbolic 3-space $\mathcal{H}_3$ and as a result, every Bianchi group $G$ acts properly discontinuously on $\mathcal{H}_3$. The quotient space $G \backslash \mathcal{H}_3$ is a non-compact hyperbolic 3-fold with finite volume.

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- Last edited by Holly Swisher on 2019-04-30 14:18:38

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