Adinkra symbols (physics)

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A small adinkra graph, that is graph isomorphic to a cube. (Dashed lines have been omitted)

Definition In Physics[edit]

In supergravity theory and supersymmetric representation theory, Adinkra symbols are a graphical representation of supersymmetric algebras.[1][2][3][4][5] Mathematically they can be described as colored finite connected simple graphs, that are bipartite and n-regular.[6] Their name is derived from West African symbols of the same name (Adinkra).[7]


Gregory Landweber wrote an application for OS X, The Adinkramat for drawing and manipulating Adinkra. The project was started in collaboration with Sylvester James Gates, to assist in studying Adinkra.[8]


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