PIMS-NSF Undergraduate Workshop on Supersymmetry

  • Start Date: 08/14/2016
  • End Date: 08/20/2016

Minako Chinen, Mathematics, University of Alberta

Charles Doran, Mathematics, University of Alberta

S. Jim Gates, Physics, University of Maryland

Delilah Gates, Physics, Harvard

Kevin Iga, Pepperdine University

Dagan Karp, Harvey Mudd College

Jordan Kostiuk, University of Alberta

Stefan Mendez-Diez,  Bard College


University of British Columbia


Mathematics and physics of Adinkras


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.

Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 

Can be found on the following webpage:



Charles Doran, University of Alberta
Kevin Iga, Pepperdine University
Ursula Whitcher, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire/ Mathematical Reviews

Other Information: 

Please visit our webpage at: https://people.uwec.edu/whitchua/supersymmetry/




Final scientific report available here.