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Wing Lecture Series: Sprawl and other dispersion metrics

October 03, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
116 Wilmot Hall

Moon Duchin, PhD
Tufts University
Associate Professor of Department of Mathematics; Director of the Program on Science, Technology and Society

The Department of Mathematics has an upcoming Wing Lecture series, Oct. 2 - 3, which you might find of interest.

TITLE: Sprawl and other dispersion metrics

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.

Prof. Duchin’s first talk, on Monday, Oct 2. at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Hutch 140 (Lander Auditorium) was on Political Geometry: What do shapes have to do with fair voting?

Sprawl and other dispersion metrics

Category: Talks