Crystallographic space groups in geometric algebra Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a complete formulation of the two-dimensional and three-dimensional crystallographic space groups in the conformal geometric algebra of Euclidean space. This enables a simple new representation of translational and orthogonal symmetries in a multiplicative group of versors. The generators of each group are constructed directly from a basis of lattice vectors that define its crystal class. A new system of space group symbols enables one to unambiguously write down all generators of a given space group directly from its symbol. 2007 American Institute of Physics.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Hestenes, D., & Holt, J. W.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Hestenes, David||Holt, Jeremy W

publication date

  • January 2007