#Physicists have long sought to describe the universe in terms of equations. Now, #JamesGates 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. For the past five years, I and a group of my colleagues (including Charles Doran, Michael Faux, Tristan Hubsch, Kevin Iga, Greg Landweber and others) have been following the geometric-physics path pioneered by Kepler and Gell-Mann. The geometric objects that interest us are not triangles or octagons, but more complicated figures known as “adinkras”, a name Faux suggested. The word “adinkra” is of #WestAfrican etymology, and it originally referred to visual symbols created by the #DogonTribe, Akan people of #Ghana and the #Gyamen of Côte d'Ivoire to represent concepts or aaphorisms. Even so, it must be acknowledged that, like their forebears, mathematical adinkras also represent concepts that are difficult to express in words. Most intriguingly, they may even contain hints of something more profound — including the idea that our universe could be a computer simulation, as in the #Matrix films. ☕🐸 Read That Again then #LetThatMarinate #4biddenknowledge CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO TO LEARN MORE. (at Dogon Tribe-Ethnic Art)