Mathematics Colloquium

Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:20 PM - 5:20 PM (ET)
Exley Science Center Tower ESC 121
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Seminar/Colloquium
Contact
Canalia, Caryn
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https://eaglet.wesleyan.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=72949

Moon Duchin, Tufts: Sprawl and other geometric statistics

Abstract: I'll define a statistic called the "sprawl" of a metric measure space which quantifies the degree of rapid, homogeneous spreading out that is characteristic of trees.  Related statistics come up across geometry, in group theory, in category theory, and in applications from biodiversity to gerrymandering.  In this talk I'll spend some time on examples from convex geometry and will try to get to voting applications by the end.

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