Fuchsian groups and triangle groups - MathOverflow most recent 30 from http://mathoverflow.net 2013-05-22T02:56:46Z http://mathoverflow.net/feeds/question/109688 http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/rdf http://mathoverflow.net/questions/109688/fuchsian-groups-and-triangle-groups Fuchsian groups and triangle groups Jonas Schulz 2012-10-15T07:07:25Z 2012-10-15T07:38:12Z <p>I am wondering whether every Fuchsian group (of a particular subclass, see below) is a finite index subgroup in some triangle group.</p> <p>So, does there exists a cofinite non-uniform Fuchsian group which is NOT a subgroup of any triangle group? If so, can one write down an explicit example (via providing a fundamental domain or a set of generators or the like)?</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/109688/fuchsian-groups-and-triangle-groups/109690#109690 Answer by Matheus for Fuchsian groups and triangle groups Matheus 2012-10-15T07:38:12Z 2012-10-15T07:38:12Z <p>I don't know if this is explicit enough for you, but if you like Teichmuller theory and you think that translation surfaces are concrete objects, then you might like to check Corollary 9.6 of this nice article of C. McMullen <a href="http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=1992827" rel="nofollow">http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=1992827</a> where he constructs infinitely many cofinite non-uniform Fuchsian groups that are not commensurable to triangle groups simply by noticing that the trace fields of his examples lead to infinitely many quadratic fields while there are only finitely many quadratic fields coming from trace fields of triangle groups. </p>