Voting in Agreeable Societies
Connections for Women Workshop: Geometric and Topological Combinatorics August 31, 2017 - September 01, 2017
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
When does a candidate have the approval of a majority? How does the geometry of the political spectrum influence the outcome? When mathematical objects have a social interpretation, the associated results have social applications. We will show how generalizations of Helly's Theorem can be used to understand voting in "agreeable" societies. This talk also features research with undergraduates.
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