PIMS Hugh Morris Lecture: Voting in agreeable societies

Francis Su from Harvey Mudd College is giving a PIMS Hugh Morris Lecture on "Voting in Agreeable Societies" on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:30pm at the UVic Bob Wright Centre B150.

When does a majority exist? How does the geometry of the political spectrum affect the outcome? What does mathematics have to say about how people behave? When mathematics objects have a social interpretation, the associate results have social applications. We will show some classical mathematics about the geometry of sets and their intersections can be used to model people's preferences and understand voting in agreeable societies. This talk also features research with undergraduates.

This public lecture is open to the university  community and beyond, with special invitation to high school students and educators. Please distribute widely!

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