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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/

Abstract:

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: 4:10 - 4:30PM (tea), 4:30-5:30PM (talk)

Where: Mundelein 204

Contact Person: Emily Peters epeters3@luc.edu