John Griffis

Instructor, Math
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Tykeson Hall

Tykeson Hall 324

1500 SW Chandler Avenue

1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, Oregon 97702

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Biography

My research investigates representations of the (super)symmetries found in Quantum Field Theory. To me and to millions of others, math is a (descriptive) language. Representations are like mathematical analogies — we understand the original problem by making a mathematical analogy which operates in the same way as the original problem; this allows us to think in more useful terms than just those in which the original problem was stated.

It is my belief that the underlying thought process taught in math classes are essential to understanding the modern world, but I understand that it is hard to see that before you internalize a large number of those processes.