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In Hyperbolic Space, Size Matters

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Science  06 Jul 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5834, pp. 38
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5834.38a

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PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY--At a meeting held here on 7-11 June in honor of the mathematician William Thurston, some of his colleagues announced a proof that a tiny snarl known as the Weeks manifold has the smallest volume of any hyperbolic 3-dimensional space.