W. K. Clifford Prize Lecture 2017

The William Kingdon CLIFFORD Prize

Invitation to the


3rd W. K. Clifford Prize Lecture at UCL London



The Department of Mathematics of University College London honours the laureates of the W. K. Clifford Prize, by offering them the opportunity to deliver a special lecture.


William Kingdon Clifford worked from 1871 until his untimely death in 1879 as Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University College London, holding the Goldsmid Chair.


The W. K. Clifford Prize was instituted by the International Conference on Clifford Algebras and Their Applications in Mathematical Physics (ICCA). The second special lecture will be given by the 2017 Laureate David Kimsey from Newcastle University (UK).


Venue: Department of Mathematics, University College London, 25 Gordon Street, London, Harrie Massey lecture Theatre (ground floor).


Date: Friday, the 10th of November 2017.



4.00 pm: Opening session

R. McDonald (Head, Dept. of Mathematics, UCL): William K. Clifford and UCL

4.10 pm: 3rd W. K. Clifford Prize Winner Lecture

D. Kimsey: The spectral theorem for a normal operator on a quaternionic Hilbert space based on the S-spectrum

5.00 pm: Reception in room 502 offered by the Department of Mathematics UCL.


People who wish to attend the reception are kindly requested to register (until the 1st of November 2017) by sending an email message to H. De Bie hendrik.debie@ugent.be, Secretary of the W.K. Clifford Prize Committee.




William Kingdon Clifford (1845-1879)

The Laureates

2011 Weimar

Hendrik De Bie

Ghent University - Belgium


2014 Tartu

David Eelbode

University of Antwerp - Belgium


2017 Gent

David Kimsey

Newcastle University - UK


The 2017 Jury



E. Bayro-Corrochano

CINVESTAV, Guadalajara, Mexico


H. De Schepper

Ghent University, Belgium


L. Dorst

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands


D. Eelbode

University of Antwerp, Belgium


K. Gürlebeck

Bauhaus Universität, Weimar, Germany


N. Marchuk

Steklov Mathematical Institute RAS, Russia


T. Qian

University of Macau, China


I. Sabadini

Politecnico di Milano, Italy


V. Soucek

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic


S. Staples

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, USA


J. Tolksdorf

Max Planck Inst. for Math. in the Sci., Leipzig


Secretary: H. De Bie

Ghent University, Belgium


Former Jury members

R. Ablamovicz

V. Abramov

P. Anglès

F. Brackx

R. Da Rocha

H. De Bie

D. Hildenbrand

E. Hitzer

J. Lasenby

W. A. Rodrigues