A.
Anan´in, Carlos H.
Grossi and Nikolay
Gusevskii, *Complex Hyperbolic Structures on Disc Bundles Over
Surfaces*

Abstract: We study
oriented disc bundles $M$ over a closed orientable surface $\Sigma$
that arise from certain discrete subgroups in $\PU(2,1)$ generated by
reflections in ultraparallel complex lines in the complex hyperbolic
plane $\Bbb H_{\Bbb C}^2$. The results obtained allow us to construct
the first examples of

$\bullet$ Disc bundles $M$ over $\Sigma$ that satisfy the equality $2(\chi+e)=3\tau$,

$\bullet$ Disc bundles $M$ over $\Sigma$ that satisfy the inequality $\frac{1}{2}\chi<e$,

$\bullet$ Disc bundles $M$ over $\Sigma$ that admit both real hyperbolic and complex hyperbolic structures,

$\bullet$ Discrete and faithful representations $\varrho:\pi_1\Sigma\to\PU(2,1)$ with fractional Toledo invariant, and

$\bullet$ Nonhomeomorphic disc bundles $M$ over the same $\Sigma$ and with the same $\tau$, where $\chi$ stands for the Euler characteristic $\chi(\Sigma)$ of $\Sigma$, $e$, for the Euler number $e(M)$ of $M$, and $\tau$, for the Toledo invariant of $M$. To get a satisfactory explanation of the equality $2(\chi+e)=3\tau$, we conjecture that there exists a

holomorphic section in all our examples.

$\bullet$ Disc bundles $M$ over $\Sigma$ that satisfy the equality $2(\chi+e)=3\tau$,

$\bullet$ Disc bundles $M$ over $\Sigma$ that satisfy the inequality $\frac{1}{2}\chi<e$,

$\bullet$ Disc bundles $M$ over $\Sigma$ that admit both real hyperbolic and complex hyperbolic structures,

$\bullet$ Discrete and faithful representations $\varrho:\pi_1\Sigma\to\PU(2,1)$ with fractional Toledo invariant, and

$\bullet$ Nonhomeomorphic disc bundles $M$ over the same $\Sigma$ and with the same $\tau$, where $\chi$ stands for the Euler characteristic $\chi(\Sigma)$ of $\Sigma$, $e$, for the Euler number $e(M)$ of $M$, and $\tau$, for the Toledo invariant of $M$. To get a satisfactory explanation of the equality $2(\chi+e)=3\tau$, we conjecture that there exists a

holomorphic section in all our examples.

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June 30, 2004