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Voting in Agreeable Societies – NS&M Colloquia
October 28, 2015 @ 4:40 pm - 5:40 pm
Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquia
Dr. Francis Su – Harvey Mudd College/Mathematical Association of America
When does a majority exist in a voting situation? How does the geometry of the political spectrum influence the outcome? What does mathematics have to say about how people behave? When mathematical objects have a social interpretation, the associated results have social applications. We will show how math can be used to model people’s preferences and understand voting in “agreeable” societies. This talk also features research with undergraduates.