Albert Crumeyrolle

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Albert Crumeyrolle
Born 1919
Died June 17, 1992[1]
Nationality French
Fields Mathematics
Academic advisors André Lichnerowicz
Known for major contributions to the study of Clifford algebras, in particular spinor structures and symplectic Clifford algebra

Albert J. Crumeyrolle (1919–1992) was a French mathematician and professor of mathematics at the Paul Sabatier University, known for his contributions to spinor structures and Clifford algebra.

Work[edit]

Crumeyrolle was a student of André Lichnerowicz under whose supervision he completed a thesis in 1961.[2]

His first important paper after completing his doctorate addressed spinor structures using methods of Clifford algebras developed by Claude Chevalley.[3]

Crumeyrolle is known for his major contributions to theories of Clifford algebras and spinor structures. In 1975 he laid the foundations for symplectic Clifford algebra and the symplectic spinor.[4] An earlier publication by two other authors, Nouazé and Revoy, had appeared three years before in which Weyl algebras were treated from a Cliffordian point of view. Crumeyrolle however drew more attention to the topic, and, as emphasized by Jacques Helmstetter, he contributed original ideas of his own.[5] His work on symplectic Clifford algebras however came under serious critique on mathematical grounds.[6]

The mathematician Artibano Micali recalled Crumeyrolle stating that periodicity of Clifford algebras should play a similar role for elementary particle physics as the periodic classification of elements by Dmitri Mendeleev has played for the periodic table of elements.[3]

Crumeyrolle taught in Iran in 1966, in several Europe countries and, in 1973, at Stanford University summer school.[2]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Orthogonal and symplectic Clifford algebras: Spinor Structures, 1990
  • Albert Crumeyrolle, J. Grifone: Symplectic geometry, Pitman Advanced Publishing Program, 1983
  • Algèbres de Clifford et spineurs, 1974
  • Bases géométriques de la topologie algébrique, 1970
  • Compléments d'algèbre moderne, 1969
  • Notions fondamentales d'algèbre moderne, 1967

Further reading[edit]

  • Rafał Abłamowicz, Pertti Lounesto (eds.): Clifford algebras and spinor structures: a special volume dedicated to the memory of Albert Crumeyrolle (1919–1992), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995, ISBN 0-7923-3366-7
  • Z. Ozievicz, Cz. Sitarczyk: Parallel treatment of Riemannian and symplectic Clifford algebras. In: A. Micali, R. Boudet, J. Helmstetter (eds.): Clifford Algebras and their Applications in Mathematical Physics: Workshop Proceedings: 2nd (Fundamental Theories of Physics), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992, ISBN 978-0-7923-1623-7, p. 83–96

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rafał Abłamowicz, Pertti Lounesto (eds.): Clifford Algebras and Spinor Structures: A Special Volume Dedicated to the Memory of Albert Crumeyrolle (1919–1992), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995, ISBN 0-7923-3366-7, Preface, p. viii
  2. ^ a b Albert J. Crumeyrolle, www.gravityresearchfoundation.org
  3. ^ a b Artibano Micali: Albert Crumeyrolle: la démarche algébrique d'un géomètre. In: Pertti Lounesto, Rafał Abłamowicz (ed.): Clifford Algebras and Spinor Structures: A Special Volume Dedicated to the Memory of Albert Crumeyrolle (1919--1992), Springer Netherlands, 1995, ISBN 0-7923-3366-7, p. ix–xiv (in French language)
  4. ^ Zbigniew Oziewicz, Bernard Jancewicz, Andrzej Borowiec (eds.): Spinors, Twistors and Clifford Algebras and Quantum Deformations: Proceedings of the II Max Born Symposium Held Near Wroclaw, Poland, September 1992 (Fundamental Theories of Physics), Springer, 1993, p. xv
  5. ^ Publication by Nouazé and Revoy, cited by: Jacques Helmstetter: Lipschitz' methods of 1886 applied to symplectic Clifford algebras. In: Pertti Lounesto, Rafał Abłamowicz (ed.): Clifford Algebras: Applications to Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering, Birkhäuser, 2004, ISBN 978-0-8176-3525-1, pp. 323–334, therein p. 332
  6. ^ Jacques Helmstetter: Lipschitz' methods of 1886 applied to symplectic Clifford algebras. In: Pertti Lounesto, Rafał Abłamowicz (ed.): Clifford Algebras: Applications to Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering, Birkhäuser, 2004, ISBN 978-0-8176-3525-1, pp. 323–334, therein p. 333