The hyperbolic space $\mathbb H^3$
What is $\mathbb H^3 $?
The hyperbolic space $\mathbb H^3$ is the three-dimensional analog of the hyperbolic plane. It is an isotropic space (all the directions play the same role). Among the eight geometries, this is probably the one which has the richest class of lattices.
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Some views of $\mathbb H^3$
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HD pictures of $\mathbb H^3$ can be found in the gallery
Features of $\mathbb H^3 $
Some features of $\mathbb H^3$ are described in the following Bridges paper by two members of our team (Henry and Sabetta) together with Vi Hart and Andrea Hawksley.
Tilings and Polytopes
Hyperbolic Knots and Links
Have a two-way view of the same fixed hyperbolic manifold (easiest, given what I have to do Whitehead Link complement): one: give an extrinsic view, of link complement and some other reference objects in the scene in S3. Two: an intrinsic view of the same thing, with the hyperbolic metric.