The nonnegativity of the CR Paneitz operator plays a crucial role in three-dimensional CR geometry. In this paper, we prove this nonnegativity for embeddable CR manifolds. This result gives an affirmative solution to the CR Yamabe problem for embeddable CR manifolds. We also show the existence of a contact form with zero CR -curvature and generalize the total -prime curvature to embeddable CR manifolds with no pseudo-Einstein contact forms. Furthermore, we discuss the logarithmic singularity of the Szegő kernel.
"Nonnegativity of the CR Paneitz operator for embeddable CR manifolds." Duke Math. J. 169 (18) 3417 - 3438, 1 December 2020. https://doi.org/10.1215/00127094-2020-0051