The On Being Project

S. James Gates Jr.
S. James Gates Jr.

is Toll Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland in College Park. He serves on President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Symbols of Power: Adinkras and the Nature of Reality

by S. James Gates Jr.

Physicists have long sought to describe the universe in terms of equations. Now, James Gates explains how research on a class of geometric symbols known as adinkras could lead to fresh insights into the theory of supersymmetry — and perhaps even the very nature of reality.

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Symbols of Power: Adinkras and the Nature of Reality