[en] spherical CR geometry ; complex hyperbolic geometry ; Dehn surgery ; uniformization ; Whitehead link ; Ford domain

[en] We apply a spherical CR Dehn surgery theorem in order to obtain infinitely many Dehn surgeries of the Whitehead link complement that carry spherical CR structures. We consider as a starting point the spherical CR uniformization of the Whitehead link complement constructed by Parker and Will, using a Ford domain in the complex hyperbolic plane H2C. We deform the Ford domain of Parker and Will in H2C in a one-parameter family. On one side, we obtain infinitely many spherical CR uniformizations on a particular Dehn surgery on one of the cusps of the Whitehead link complement. On the other side, we obtain spherical CR uniformizations for infinitely many Dehn surgeries on the same cusp of the Whitehead link complement. These manifolds are parametrized by an integer n≥4, and the spherical CR structure obtained for n=4 is the Deraux–Falbel spherical CR uniformization of the figure eight knot complement.