The second W. K. Clifford Prize has been awarded to David Eelbode


Winner of the Clifford Prize is revealed!

The second W. K. Clifford Prize has been awarded to David Eelbode of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. The jury was pleased to give the prize to David Eelbode for his outstanding mathematical research achievements in the fields of harmonic and Clifford analysis with applications in theoretical physics.
To get more information about the Clifford Prize and David Eelbode, you may check the Clifford Prize page.

– Organizing Committee of ICCA 10
V. Abramov, O. Liivapuu, P. Lätt, Md. Raknuzzaman, S. Shitov, J. Vajakas.

David Eelbode Awarded Second Clifford Prize

The W. K. Clifford Prize is an international scientific prize for young researchers which is awarded at each ICCA (International Conference on Clifford Algebras and their Applications in Mathematical Physics), i. e. every 3 years. At the 10th ICCA in Tartu, the prize will be awarded for the second time.

The 2014 jury has selected David Eelbode of the University of Antwerp, Belgium (in the picture) as the recipient of the second Clifford Prize for his outstanding mathematical research achievements in the fields of harmonic and Clifford analysis with applications in theoretical physics. He has a beautiful and remarkable publishing record with papers in pure mathematics and theoretical physics journals. His chief contribution has to be situated within the subject of higher spin operators: these are generalizations of the classical Dirac operator from quantum mechanics, which can be used to model the equations describing higher spin elementary particles. The use of Clifford analysis techniques hereby has the advantage that the resulting function theory can be studied in orthogonal spaces of any dimension and any signature. This topic is also intimately connected to the representation theory for both the conformal Lie algebra and certain transvector algebras. Often co-operating with mathematics centers of excellence around the world, he is a real ambassador for mathematics through Clifford algebra, Clifford analysis and group representation theory.

For more information on the W. K. Clifford Prize, see its home page:

David Eelbode of the University of Antwerp (Belgium) has been selected as the recipient of the second W.K. Clifford Prize, for his outstanding mathematical research achievements in the fields of harmonic and Clifford analysis with applications in theoretical physics. He received his Ph.D. from Ghent University with a thesis titled “Clifford analysis on the hyperbolic unit ball” (supervisor Franciscus Sommen). He has a beautiful and remarkable publishing record with papers in pure mathematics and theoretical physics journals. His chief contribution has to be situated within the subject of higher spin operators: these are generalizations of the classical Dirac operator from quantum mechanics, which can be used to model the equations describing higher spin elementary particles. The use of Clifford analysis techniques hereby has the advantage that the resulting function theory can be studied in orthogonal spaces of any dimension and any signature. This topic is also intimately connected to the representation theory for both the conformal Lie algebra and certain transvector algebras. Often co-operating with mathematics centers of excellence around the world, he is a real ambassador for mathematics through Clifford algebra, Clifford analysis and group representation theory.

The W.K. Clifford Prize will be presented to David Eelbode at the ICCA10 conference at Tartu, 04-08 August 2014.

David Eelbode will give the second special W.K. Clifford Prize Lecture at University College London on November 7, 2014.

Source: Email from icca10_AT_ut.ee on 6 June 2014, http://icca10.ut.ee/clifford_prize.php, http://wkcliffordprize.org/2014-tartu-laureate.html

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