For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov.
|Title:||Topology and Social Choice|
|Speaker:||S. Weinberger, University of Chocago|
|Often one is in the situation when there are many agents or voters who each have an idea of what should be done, and we must find some way to combine their preferences and decide what "society wants". (This might even be what happens in an individual, where various subroutines in the brain each calculate a preference based on the function they are designed to "want" to optimize.) It turns out that this is rarely possible, but that one can have a lot of geometric and topological fun thinking about and manipulating such elections.|
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|Date:||12 / 03 / 2009|
|Time:||02:30pm - 03:20pm|