Voting in Agreeable Societies

Start: 10/15/2014 - 4:15pm
End  : 10/15/2014 - 5:15pm


Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College


When does a majority exist? 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 classical results about convex sets can be used in the analysis of voting in “agreeable” societies. This talk also features a research with undergraduates, as well as with HMC President Maria Klawe.

Freeburg Forum, Kravis Center (LC 62), Claremont McKenna College

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