PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov.

Title:Topology and Social Choice
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:S. Weinberger, University of Chocago
Abstract:
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.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:12 / 03 / 2009
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm