Rataj Lecture: Political Geometry by Bridget Tenner
Our next Rataj Lecture, Wednesday October 24, 2018, will be both excellent, timely, and accessible to anyone who has taken or is taking calculus -- all geometry will be discrete: https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.05860
Title: Political Geometry
Speaker: Bridget Tenner
Speaker Info: DePaul University http://math.depaul.edu/bridget/
Gerrymandering is the process of manipulating voting districts in order to gain political advantage. In the US, districts are supposed to be "contiguous" and "compact" -- but what, exactly, does that mean? In this talk, we will discuss geographic geometry, what it impacts, how it is assessed, and how it should be improved. No background in these topics will be assumed.
Date: October 24, 2018
Time (updated): 4:10 - 5:00PM (talk), 5:00-5:30PM (tea)
Where: Mundelein 204
Contact Person: Emily Peters firstname.lastname@example.org
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