Redistricting and randomness

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
Speaker: Jordan Ellenberg UW Department of Mathematics
I will talk about the challenge of providing a useful, robust, and simple measure of “partisan gerrymandering,” the practice of drawing legislative district lines to secure advantage for one political party. This has been a contentious legal issue for many years, with Wisconsin’s own assembly districts among those which have are in legal jeopardy, and one of the great challenges is to establish protocols which are both legally and mathematically sound.
Host: 
Clint Sprott
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Room and Building: 
4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Time:
12:05 pm to 1:00 pm

 

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