Graphs, Geometry, and Gerrymandering with Moon Duchin, Tufts University

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Saturday October 23, 2021
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Clough Commons, 266 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA
  • Phone:
  • URL: Bluejeans Event Link
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    N/A
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Contact

Professor Evans Harrell
harrell@math.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: This is a hybrid public talk co-sponsored by the School of Mathematics and the Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation

Full Summary: This is a hybrid public talk, co-sponsored by the School of Mathematics and the Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation. What are all the ways to draw the lines, when you're dividing up a state to get representation? If you can't find them all, can you choose a good sample? Moon Duchin discusses some surprisingly simple questions about graphs and geometry that can help us make advances in policy and civil rights.

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This is a hybrid public talk, co-sponsored by the School of Mathematics and the Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation.

Graphs, Geometry, and Gerrymandering
Moon Duchin (Tufts University)

What are all the ways to draw the lines, when you're dividing up a state to get representation? If you can't find them all, can you choose a good sample? I'll discuss some surprisingly simple questions about graphs and geometry that can help us make advances in policy and civil rights.

Moon Duchin is professor of mathematics at Tufts University and a senior fellow in
the Tisch College of Civic Life there. She founded and runs the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group Redistricting Lab, an interdisciplinary effort that uses geometry and computation to study electoral redistricting and voting rights. She is a Fellow of the AMS, and in 2018 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Radcliffe Fellowship.

Join in person or online: Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 4 p.m. ET

  • Georgia Tech Clough Commons, 266 4th St NW
  • Bluejeans Event Link join info: tinyurl.com/38vjh3wy

Event contact:
Professor Evans Harrell
harrell@math.gatech.edu

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

College of Sciences, School of Mathematics

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Conference/Symposium, Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
Moon Duchin, gerrymandering, redistricting, mathematics, political science, math, voting, representation, _for_math_site_
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  • Created On: Oct 18, 2021 - 10:27am
  • Last Updated: Oct 18, 2021 - 12:00pm