Special Seminar

Title: Social choice and topology
Speaker: Sarah Yeakel
Speaker Info: University of Maryland
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A town has decided to put a statue in the local park, and the time has come to vote on placement and size of the statue. The governor wants a fair democratic process with everyone in town getting an equal say, but is it possible to come to a decision? Beno Eckmann found such a question and realized that he had solved it 50 years earlier, using topology. We'll discuss Eckmann's arguments and their implications for the governor, with a gentle introduction to groups.
Date: Friday, February 01, 2019
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Valentino Tosatti
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