### Abstract

This chapter concerns CR geometry, a research field for which there is an extremely fruitful interaction of different ideas, ranging from Differential Geometry, Partial Differential Equations and Complex Analysis. First, some basic concepts of the subject are introduced, as well as some conformally covariant operators. Then some surprising relations are shown between the embeddability of abstract CR structures, the spectral properties of the Paneitz operator and the attainment of the Yamabe quotient. Finally, some surface theory is treated, in relation to the isoperimetic problem, the prescribed mean curvature problem and to some Willmore-type functionals.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Lecture Notes in Mathematics |

Publisher | Springer |

Pages | 113-144 |

Number of pages | 32 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 2020 |

### Publication series

Name | Lecture Notes in Mathematics |
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Volume | 2263 |

ISSN (Print) | 0075-8434 |

ISSN (Electronic) | 1617-9692 |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Algebra and Number Theory

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Yang, P. C. (2020). Pseudo-Hermitian Geometry in 3D. In

*Lecture Notes in Mathematics*(pp. 113-144). (Lecture Notes in Mathematics; Vol. 2263). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53725-8_4