5th International Conference on Clifford Algebras and their Applications in Mathematical Physics,
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, MEXICO, June 27-July 4, 1999
Zihuatanejo Bay

Zihuatanejo Bay

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Location Ixtapa Beaches and Hotels

Ixtapa Beaches and Hotels

For more tourist information see Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo web page at http://www.ixtapa-zihuatanejo.com/.
You can also find a tourist guide to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo-Acapulco and area map.

For the alphabetical list of speakers go to INDEX; for speakers and titles go to TALKS.

For times, titles of talks, and speakers at ACACSE'99 go here.

For information about the 6th Conference on Clifford Algebras, May 20-25, 2002, 
go here.


The Conference proceedings have been published in two volumes by Birkhauser Boston last June 2000. The following is the bibliographical information about each volume, and about the two-volume set.

You can see cover for volume 1 and cover for volume 2

Individual volumes:

Volume 1: Algebra and Physics, R. Ab\l amowicz, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, and B. Fauser, Universit\"{a}t Konstanz, Germany (Eds.) May/June 2000 / 467+19 pp. / Hardcover / Birkh\"{a}user, ISBN 0-8176-4182-3, $59.95+shipping and handling, Progress in Physics Series.

Volume 2: Clifford Analysis, J. Ryan, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and W. Spr\"{o}\ss ig, TU-Bergakademie, Freiberg, Germany (Eds.) May/June 2000 / 320 + 19 pp. / Hardcover / Birkh\"{a}user, ISBN 0-8176-4183-1, $49.95+shipping and handling, Progress in Physics Series.

Two-volume set:

Volumes 1 and 2, R. Ab\l amowicz, B. Fauser, J. Ryan, and W. Spr\"{o}\ss ig, (Eds.) May/June 2000 / 467 + 320 pp. / Hardcover / Birkh\"{a}user, Progress in Physics Series.

"Clifford Algebras and Their Applications in Mathematical Physics" provides a broad overview of current topics in mathematical aspects and physical applications of Clifford (geometric) algebras. All papers presented in this two-volume set are either well-developed original articles or review papers. All contributions have been refereed. Both volumes are intended to be accessible to both graduate students and specialists in the general area of Clifford algebras and their applications.

Volume 1 "Algebra and Physics" is devoted to the mathematical aspects of Clifford algebras and their applications in physics. Algebraic geometry, cohomology, non-commutative spaces, q-deformations and the related quantum groups, and projective geometry provide the basis for algebraic topics covered. Physical applications and extensions of physical theories such as the theory of quaternionic spin, Dirac theory of electron, plane waves and wave packets in electrodynamics, and electron scattering are also presented, showing the broad applicability of Clifford geometric algebras in solving physical problems. Treatment of the structure theory of quantum Clifford algebras, twistor phase space, introduction of a Kaluza-Klein type theory related to Finsler geometry, the connection to logic, group representations, and computational techniques -- including symbolic calculations and theorem proving -- round out the presentation.

To download Table of Contents of Volume 1 and preface summarizing each paper, select one of these files: TOC1.ps (319KB) or TOC1.dvi (75KB)

Volume 2 "Clifford Analysis" is an up-to-date survey of most aspects of modern-day Clifford analysis. Topics range from applications such as complex-distance potential theory, supersymmetry, and fluid dynamics to Fourier analysis, the study of boundary value problems, and applications to mathematical physics and Schwarzian derivatives in Euclidean space. Among the mathematical topics examined are generalized Dirac operators, monogenic and hypermonogenic functions and their derivatives, Euclidean Beltrami equations, Fourier theory under M\"{o}bius transformations, and applications to operator theory and scattering theory.
To download Table of Contents of Volume 2 and preface summarizing each paper, select one of these files: TOC2.ps (244KB) or TOC2.dvi (66KB)


  • Preface in each volume briefly summarizing each contribution (both prefaces appear in each volume)
  • Each contribution has an abstract, keywords, and 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification Codes (MSC)
  • Chapters, thematically organized and carefully edited in AMS-LaTeX, which provide a balance between mathematical theory and applications to physics
  • Each contribution has been indexed and there is an index in each volume
  • Figures
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There will be a special issue of the International Journal of Theoretical Physics published as volume 40, numer 1, January 2001, and edited by Zbigniew Oziewicz and David Finkelstein. The special issue of IJTP will contain additional papers on Clifford algebras and their applications, some of which were presented in Ixtapa. More information such as Table of Contents will be posted here soon. Please bookmark this page.


Last revised: August 22, 2000 by Rafal Ablamowicz, rablamowicz@tntech.edu