# Dodecahedral space

The first example of a Poincaré space. Constructed by H. Poincaré in 1904. It is obtained by identifying the opposite faces of a dodecahedron after they have been rotated by an angle $\pi\over 5$ relative to each other. The dodecahedral space is a manifold of genus 2 with a Seifert fibration and is the only known Poincaré space with finite fundamental group. A dodecahedral space is the orbit space of the free action of the binary icosahedral group on the three-dimensional sphere.

#### References

 [1] H. Seifert, W. Threlfall, "Lehrbuch der Topologie" , Chelsea, reprint (1980)