Contact Information

Office: MH 154B

Phone: 657-278-3631


Alfonso Agnew



PhD, Oregon State University, 1999

MS, Oregon State University, 1996

BA Math, BS Physics, California State University, Fullerton, 1994

Research Areas

Mathematical issues in classical and quantum gravity -- General Relativity Theory and gravitational radiation, curved space quantum field theory, twistor theory, Non-Hausdorff spaces

Courses Regularly Taught

Vector and Tensor Analysis, General Relativity, Partial Differential Equations, Linear Algebra and Ordinary Differential Equations


  • Walker M, Agnew AF, Bidler J, Lundgren A, Macedo A, Macleod D, Massinger TJ, Patane O, and Smith JR, Identifying correlations between LIGO's astronomical range and auxiliary sensors using lasso regression, Class. Quant. Grav., volume 35, No.22, (2018)
  • Agnew AF, Gentile B, Matthews JH, Superexponentials: A Generalization of Trigonometric and Hyperbolic Functions, J. Math. Econ. Fin., volume 3, issue 1, (2017)
  • Agnew AF, Bobe A, Boskoff W, Suceava B, Affine Differential Geometry and Symbolic Computation: The Curves and Surfaces of G. Tzitzeica, The Mathematica Journal, volume 12, (2010)
  • Agnew AF, Childress SP, Matrix Projective Spaces and Twistorlike Incidence Structures, J. Math. Phys., 50:12 (2009)
  • Agnew AF, Bobe A, Boskoff W, Homentcovschi L, Suceava B, The equation of Euler's line yields a Tzitzeica surface, Elemente der Mathematik, pp71-80, 64:2 (2009)
  • Agnew AF, Bourget A. A Trace Formula for a Family of Jacobi Matrices, Analysis and its Applications. pp.115-130, 7:2 (2009)
  • Agnew AF, Bobe A, Boskoff W, Suceava B. Gheorghe ciceica and the Origins of Affine Differential Geometry, Historia Mathematica. pp. 161-170, 36:2 (2009)
  • Bourget A, McMillan T, Agnew AF. On the Zeros of Complex Van Vleck Polynomials, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics. pp 862-871 22:2 (2009)
  • Agnew AF, Bourget A. Semiclassical Density of States for the Quantum Asymmetric Top, Journal of Physics A. 41 (2008)
  • Agnew AF, Mathews JH. Parallel Curves: Getting there and Getting Back, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. pp.87-97, 37:1 (2006)
  • Agnew AF. The Twistor Structure of the Biquaternionic Projective Point, Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras, 13:2 (2003)
  • Agnew AF, Spacetime Algebras and Twistor Theory, Progress in Analysis: Proceedings of the 3rd international Conference on Analysis, its Applications and Computation, H. Begehr, R. Gilbert, and M.W.Wong, eds., pp. 407-413, World Scientific, Singapore (2003) 
  • Agnew AF, Dray T. Distributional Modes For Scalar Field
    Quantization, General Relativity and Gravitation. 33 (2001)
  • Agnew AF, Dray T, Manogue CA, Alternative Modes For Scalar Field Quantization, Abstracts of Plenary Lectures and Contributed Papers, 15th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, ed. Naresh Dadhich, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune (1997)
  • Agnew AF, Goode S.W. The p = $mu$ Separable G2 Cosmologies with Heat Flow,
    Classical and Quantum Gravity, pp.1725-1742, 11 (1994)
  • Goode SW, Agnew AF. Perfect Fluid Inhomogeneous G2 Cosmologies, Proceedings
    of the 5th Canadian Conference on General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics, R.B. Mann, R.G. McLenaghan (Eds.), World Scientific Publications (1993)
  • Goode SW, Agnew AF. Separable Orthogonally Transitive Abelian G2 Cosmologies, Abstracts of Contributed Papers, 13th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, eds. Pedro W. Lamberti and Omar E. Ortiz,
    Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Cordoba, pp. 137-138, (1992).