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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.

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Date:
October 28, 2015
Time:
4:40 pm - 5:40 pm
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Venue

Schaefer 106
St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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Phone:
(240) 895-2000
Website:
http://www.smcm.edu/