SFU Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Ursula Whitcher

  • Date: 11/23/2023
  • Time: 15:30
Ursula Whitcher, AMS

Simon Fraser University


Adinkra heights and color-splitting rainbows


Adinkras are decorated graphs that encapsulate information about conjectural relationships between fundamental particles in physics. If we color the edges of an Adinkra with a rainbow of shades in a specific order, we obtain a special curve that we can study using algebraic and geometric techniques. We use this structure to characterize height functions on Adinkras with five colors, then show how to compute the same information using data from our rainbow. This talk describes joint work with Amanda Francis.

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Time: 3.30pm Pacific 

Location: SFU K9509 & Online. Register for link