Room 202b, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Age Level

14-18 18+
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

2019 Festival: The Mathematics of Social Choice

Presenter: Dr. Emily Riehl

This talk will explore the paradoxes and possibilities of the mathematics of voting, which seeks to answer, among other questions: If more than two candidates run for office, by what procedure should the winner be chosen to most equitably reflect voter intent? We’ll explore a famous impossibility theorem of Arrow and put the theory into practice by considering the effects various algorithms would have had on real federal, state, and local elections around the country.

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This presentation repeats the session taking place from 11:30am – 12:15pm.