Voting in Agreeable Societies by Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics, Co-sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa and the Class of 1960s Scholars, Monday, September 23, 1 – 1:45 pm, Stetson Court Classroom 110
Abstract: When does a candidate have the approval of a majority? How does the geometry of a 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.