William Kingdon Clifford

1845 - 1879

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William Clifford studied non-euclidean geometry arguing that energy and matter are simply different types of curvature of space. He introduced what is now called a Clifford algebra which generalises Grassmann's exterior algebra.
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List of References (6 books/articles)

Some Quotations (3)

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  1. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to William Clifford
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Fellow of the Royal Society1874


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
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