The University of Arizona

Voting in Agreeable Societies

Mathematics Colloquium

Voting in Agreeable Societies
Series: Mathematics Colloquium
Location: MATH 501
Presenter: Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College

When does a candidate have the approval of a majority? 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 some classical and new mathematics can be used to understand voting in "agreeable" societies.  This talk also features research with undergraduates.

(Refreshments will be served in the Math Commons Room at 3:30 PM)