Geometry and Nature: In Memory of W.K. Clifford : a Conference on New Trends in Geometrical and Topological Methods in Memory of William Kingdon Clifford, July 30-August 5, 1995, Madeira, Portugal

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William Kingdon Clifford, Hanna Nencka, Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
American Mathematical Soc., Jan 1, 1997 - Science - 296 pages
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This volume is the outgrowth of a conference devoted to William K. Clifford entitled, "New Trends in Geometrical and Topological Methods", which was held at the University of Madeira in July and August 1995. The aim of the conference was to bring together active workers in fields linked to Clifford's work and to foster the exchange of ideas between mathematicians and theoretical physicists. Divided into 6 one-day sessions, each session was devoted to a specific aspect of Clifford's work. This volume is an attempt to bring the Clifford legacy in a new perspective to a larger community of mathematicians and physicists. New concepts, ideas, and results stemming from Clifford's work are discussed. Containing papers presented or submitted to the conference, each article is self-contained.

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