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William Clifford

died 143 years ago

3 March 1879

William Clifford was an English mathematician who 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.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Clifford/