Mathematical Research Letters
Volume 20 (2013)
The renormalized volume and the volume of the convex core of quasifuchsian manifolds
Pages: 773 – 786
We show that the renormalized volume of a quasifuchsian hyperbolic 3-manifold is equal, up to an additive constant, to the volume of its convex core. We also provide a precise upper bound on the renormalized volume in terms of the Weil-Petersson distance between the conformal structures at infinity. As a consequence we show that holomorphic disks in Teichmüller space, which are large enough must have “enough” negative curvature.