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An application of cubical cohomology to Adinkras and supersymmetry representations

  • Charles F. Doran

    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • Kevin M. Iga

    Pepperdine University, Malibu, USA
  • Gregory D. Landweber

    Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
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Abstract

An Adinkra is a class of graphs with certain signs marking its vertices and edges, which encodes off-shell representations of the super Poincaré algebra. The markings on the vertices and edges of an Adinkra are cochains for cubical cohomology. This article explores the cubical cohomology of Adinkras, treating these markings analogously to characteristic classes on smooth manifolds.

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Charles F. Doran, Kevin M. Iga, Gregory D. Landweber, An application of cubical cohomology to Adinkras and supersymmetry representations. Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré Comb. Phys. Interact. 4 (2017), no. 3, pp. 387–415

DOI 10.4171/AIHPD/43