Hugh C. Morris Lecture: Francis Su

  • Date: 09/29/2016
  • Time: 18:30

Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College; President of the Mathematical Association of America


University of Victoria


Voting in Agreeable Societies


When does a majority exist? How does the geometry of the political spectrum influence the outcome? What does mathematics have to say about how people behave? When mathematical objects have a social interpretation, the associated results have social applications.  We will show how some classical mathematics about the geometry of sets and their intersections can be used to model people's preferences and understand voting in "agreeable" societies.  This talk also features research with undergraduates.

Other Information: 

Location: University of Victoria, Bob Wright Centre, room B150


Public welcome and encouraged to attendNote: Parking on campus is pay parking (most lots are $1.50/hour) but Public transportation to UVic is plentiful.



This lecture series was made possible by an endowment from Dr. Hugh
Morris, former Board Chair and longtime friend of the mathematical