KrisTapp Talk

Friday, November 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Exley Science Center Tower ESC 139
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Adeboye, Ilesanmi
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https://eaglet.wesleyan.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=80543

 Wesleyan's Undergrad Math Club Presents:

The Math of Gerrymandering

Abstract:  In Gill v. Whitford, a Wisconsin court struck down the state assembly map as unconstitutional gerrymandering.  Will the US Supreme court uphold this landmark ruling?  The plaintiff’s case hinges on elementary mathematics, including a simple new “efficiency gap” formula that attempts to measure gerrymandering.  For deciding whether this formula works, a few highly relevant mathematical facts were discovered so recently, the Supreme Court probably doesn’t know about them. But you will if you attend this talk.  No math or political science background will be assumed.

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