We study several new invariants associated to a holomorphic projective structure on a Riemann surface of finite analytic type: the Lyapunov exponent of its holonomy which is of probabilistic/dynamical nature and was introduced in our previous work; the degree which measures the asymptotic covering rate of the developing map; and a family of harmonic measures on the Riemann sphere, previously introduced by Hussenot. We show that the degree and the Lyapunov exponent are related by a simple formula and give estimates for the Hausdorff dimension of the harmonic measures in terms of the Lyapunov exponent. In accordance with the famous Sullivan dictionary, this leads to a description of the space of such projective structures that is reminiscent of that of the space of polynomials in holomorphic dynamics.
"Complex projective structures: Lyapunov exponent, degree, and harmonic measure." Duke Math. J. 166 (14) 2643 - 2695, 1 October 2017. https://doi.org/10.1215/00127094-2017-0012