2016 PIMS Undergraduate Workshop on Supersymmetry

  • Start Date: 08/15/2016
  • End Date: 08/20/2016

University of British Columbia


In physics, supersymmetry is a pairing between bosons and fermions appearing in theories of subatomic particles. One may study supersymmetry mathematically by using Adinkras, which are graphs with vertices representing the particles in a supersymmetric theory and edges corresponding to the supersymmetry pairings.



The workshop will combine lectures on the mathematics of supersymmetry, emphasizing graph theory and algebraic structures, with problem-solving sessions. Sylvester James Gates, a prominent mathematical physicist at the University of Maryland and recipient of the National Medal of Science, will be the keynote speaker.



If you have questions about the workshop, please contact supersymmetry@yarntheory.net .


Final program:

A draft program is available for review here

Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 

Kevin Iga (Pepperdine)

Charles Doran (University of Alberta)

Ursula Whitcher (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)

Other Information: 

Registration Information

To register for this workshop and to request travel funding, please fill in the application form here. Successful applicants will be contacted by the organizers with details on completing their registration. The application deadline is April 2 for US students and April 16 for Canadian students.



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