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Mathematical Research at the University of Cambridge

 

Our starting point is the following obviously absurd question. Suppose that a large group are set to vote on a yes/no issue: each person will vote (in the usual way: in secret, at the same time) and then the `outcome' is taken to be the majority decision. Each voter wants their vote to be right, but no voter has any idea at all about the issue. How should they vote? This talk is suitable for a general audience.

Further information

Time:

09Oct
Oct 9th 2019
19:15 to 21:30

Venue:

MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 7EF

Speaker:

Imre Leader, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Series:

Cambridge Statistics Discussion Group (CSDG)