Research Profile

Michel Vandyck

BIOGRAPHY

Research Interests

The fundamental theme of my research lies in the investigation of the underlying structure of various theories, so as to identify whatever features may lead to a unification. For instance, in mathematics, I have unified certain aspects of differential geometry (See D. Hurley and M. Vandyck, Topics in Differential Geometry; a new approach using D-Differentiation, 2002, Springer-Praxis, London, ISBN 1-85233-491-6.) Similarly, I have proposed, in Physics, a unification of certain superstring models (D. Hurley and M. Vandyck, Gen. Rel. Grav., (2007), 39, 1689-1695) and a unification of Newtonian Mechanics with Relativity (D. Hurley and M. Vandyck, Found. Phys., (2008), 38, 395-408). These unifications have been recognised as genuine and valuable. (See, e.g., reviews in Zentralblatt Math Database under numbers Zbl 1079.53002 and Zbl pre05277200, as well as in Mathematical Reviews MR2390265.)

 


Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2002)Topics in differential geometry; a new approach using D-differentiation.
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (2002) Topics in differential geometry; a new approach using D-differentiation. Berlin Heidelberg New-York: Springer-Verlag. [Details]
(2000)Geometry, spinors and applications.
D. Hurley and M.Vandyck; (2000) Geometry, spinors and applications. Berlin Heidelberg New-York: Springer-Verlag. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2006)'Two Cultures'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (2006) 'Two Cultures' In: An observation about the Huygens Clock Problem. Base: Kim Williams, Birkhauser. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2009)'D-Differentiation In Hilbert Space and The Structure of Quantum Mechanics'
Hurley, DJ, Vandyck, MA; (2009) 'D-Differentiation In Hilbert Space and The Structure of Quantum Mechanics' [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'D-Differentiation in Hilbert Space and the Structure of Quantum Mechanics'
Hurley, DJ,Vandyck, MA; (2009) 'D-Differentiation in Hilbert Space and the Structure of Quantum Mechanics' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'A note on the general relationship between D-differentiation and covariant differentiation'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (2008) 'A note on the general relationship between D-differentiation and covariant differentiation' [Details]
(2008)'A unified framework for relativity and curvilinear-time Newtonian mechanics'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (2008) 'A unified framework for relativity and curvilinear-time Newtonian mechanics' [Details]
(2007)'Super D-differentiation for R^\infinity-supermanifolds'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (2007) 'Super D-differentiation for R^\infinity-supermanifolds' [Details]
(2007)'Tensorial curvature and D-differentiation, Part I: Commutative kind'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (2007) 'Tensorial curvature and D-differentiation, Part I: Commutative kind' [Details]
(2007)'Tensorial curvature and D-differentiation, Part II: Principal kind and Einstein-Maxwell theory'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (2007) 'Tensorial curvature and D-differentiation, Part II: Principal kind and Einstein-Maxwell theory' [Details]
(2007)'A geometrical framework for dyons in the presence of the dilaton and the axion in four dimensions'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (2007) 'A geometrical framework for dyons in the presence of the dilaton and the axion in four dimensions' [Details]
(2006)'A geometrical interpretation of Supergauge transformations using D-differentiation'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (2006) 'A geometrical interpretation of Supergauge transformations using D-differentiation' [Details]
(2003)'The temperature compensator of H1'
M. Vandyck; (2003) 'The temperature compensator of H1' [Details]
(2002)'On the problem of anisochronism in John Harrison¿s first sea clock, Part I'
M. Vandyck; (2002) 'On the problem of anisochronism in John Harrison¿s first sea clock, Part I' [Details]
(2002)'On the problem of anisochronism in John Harrison¿s first sea clock, Part II'
M. Vandyck; (2002) 'On the problem of anisochronism in John Harrison¿s first sea clock, Part II' [Details]
(2001)'A unified framework for Lie and covariant differentiation (with application to tensor fields)'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (2001) 'A unified framework for Lie and covariant differentiation (with application to tensor fields)' [Details]
(2001)'Quaternions in Physics: Victorian curiosities or enlightening language?'
M. Vandyck; (2001) 'Quaternions in Physics: Victorian curiosities or enlightening language?' [Details]
(2001)'A unified and general treatment of solar calendars and sundials'
M. Vandyck; (2001) 'A unified and general treatment of solar calendars and sundials' [Details]
(2001)'A unified and general treatment of solar calendars and sundials, Part II'
M. Vandyck; (2001) 'A unified and general treatment of solar calendars and sundials, Part II' [Details]
(2000)'An application of D-differentiation to solid-state physics'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (2000) 'An application of D-differentiation to solid-state physics' [Details]
(1996)'Maxwell's equations in spaces with non-metricity and torsion'
M. Vandyck; (1996) 'Maxwell's equations in spaces with non-metricity and torsion' [Details]
(1995)'Dust- and radiation-filled homogeneous and isotropic universes in four-dimensional generalized dilaton-gravity theory'
M. Vandyck; (1995) 'Dust- and radiation-filled homogeneous and isotropic universes in four-dimensional generalized dilaton-gravity theory' [Details]
(1995)'Homogeneous and isotropic universes in dilaton-gravity theory. Part II: observational consequences'
16) M. Vandyck; (1995) 'Homogeneous and isotropic universes in dilaton-gravity theory. Part II: observational consequences' [Details]
(1995)'On the concept of Lie and covariant derivatives of spinors, Part III'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (1995) 'On the concept of Lie and covariant derivatives of spinors, Part III' [Details]
(1994)'An investigation of satellite orbits in the Vinti potential using the Runge-Lenz vector'
F. Livesey, S. O hEighearta and M. Vandyck; (1994) 'An investigation of satellite orbits in the Vinti potential using the Runge-Lenz vector' [Details]
(1994)'On the damped harmonic oscillator in the de Broglie-Bohm hidden-variable theory'
M. Vandyck; (1994) 'On the damped harmonic oscillator in the de Broglie-Bohm hidden-variable theory' [Details]
(1994)'On the concept of Lie and covariant derivatives of spinors, Part I'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck, ; (1994) 'On the concept of Lie and covariant derivatives of spinors, Part I' [Details]
(1994)'On the concept of Lie and covariant derivatives of spinors, Part II'
D. Hurley and M. Vandyck; (1994) 'On the concept of Lie and covariant derivatives of spinors, Part II' [Details]
(1993)'Weak-field gravity of revolving circular cosmic strings'
D. MacManus and M. Vandyck; (1993) 'Weak-field gravity of revolving circular cosmic strings' [Details]
(1993)'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity, Part V'
M. Vandyck; (1993) 'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity, Part V' [Details]
(1992)'On a terrestrial electro-motive force induced by galactic magnetic fields'
M. Vandyck and M. Chearnley; (1992) 'On a terrestrial electro-motive force induced by galactic magnetic fields' [Details]
(1991)'On Robinson¿s expansion of the axially symmetric Robinson-Trautman metrics'
M. Vandyck; (1991) 'On Robinson¿s expansion of the axially symmetric Robinson-Trautman metrics' [Details]
(1991)'A remark on the twin `Paradox¿'
M. Vandyck; (1991) 'A remark on the twin `Paradox¿' [Details]
(1991)'An alternative formulation of the WKB approximation in quantum mechanics'
M. Vandyck; (1991) 'An alternative formulation of the WKB approximation in quantum mechanics' [Details]
(1990)'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity, Part IV'
M. Vandyck; (1990) 'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity, Part IV' [Details]
(1990)'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity, Part IV'
M. Vandyck; (1990) 'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity, Part IV' [Details]
(1989)'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity, Part III'
M. Vandyck; (1989) 'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity, Part III' [Details]
(1989)'On an alternative type of water barometer'
M. Vandyck; (1989) 'On an alternative type of water barometer' [Details]
(1988)'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity'
M. Vandyck; (1988) 'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity' [Details]
(1988)'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity, Part II'
M. Vandyck; (1988) 'On the problem of space-time symmetries in the theory of supergravity, Part II' [Details]
(1987)'On the time evolution of some Robinson-Trautman solutions: II'
3) M. Vandyck; (1987) 'On the time evolution of some Robinson-Trautman solutions: II' [Details]
(1987)'On the motion of test-particles in the theory of supergravity'
M. Vandyck; (1987) 'On the motion of test-particles in the theory of supergravity' [Details]
(1985)'Some time-dependent axially symmetric metrics generalising the Weyl and the Einstein-Rosen line elements'
M. Vandyck,; (1985) 'Some time-dependent axially symmetric metrics generalising the Weyl and the Einstein-Rosen line elements' [Details]
(1985)'On the time evolution of some Robinson-Trautman solutions'
M. Vandyck; (1985) 'On the time evolution of some Robinson-Trautman solutions' [Details]
(1984)'On the approach of equilibrium in the Ehrenfest two-dimensional gas model'
M. Vandyck; (1984) 'On the approach of equilibrium in the Ehrenfest two-dimensional gas model' [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2006)Proceedings of GIREP Conference 2006: Modelling in Physics and Physics Education
J. O¿Riordan, C. O¿Sullivan, P. Twomey and M. Vandyck; (2006) The coefficient of restitution model: how realistic is it? . In: O. Slooten, E. van den Berg and T. Ellermeijer eds. Proceedings of GIREP Conference 2006: Modelling in Physics and Physics Education Amsterdam, , pp.246-251 [Details]
(1987)Proceedings of the 2nd Hungarian Relativity Workshop
M. Vandyck; (1987) On the time evolution of some Robinson-Trautman solutions . In: Z. Perejes eds. Proceedings of the 2nd Hungarian Relativity Workshop , pp.54-70 [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2004)Second Irish Geometry Conference,,
M. Vandyck; (2004) . [Conference Organising Committee Member], Second Irish Geometry Conference,, University College Cork , 21-MAY-04 - 22-MAY-04

Professional Activities

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork College Lecturer (Half Time)14-JUL-03 /
Waterford Institute of Technology Mathematics Lecturer01-JAN-88 / 01-JAN-89
Cork Institute of Technology Physics Lecturer01-JAN-89 / 01-JAN-96
University College, Cork Physics Lecturer (temporary and part-time contracts)01-JAN-89 / 01-JAN-03

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1981University of Louvain BSC - THEORETICAL PHYSICS - LOUVAINTheoretical Physics
1985University of Louvain PhDTheoretical Physics
1982University of Louvain MScTheoretical Physics

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