Clueless Voting - Professor Imre Leader

Tuesday 21st October 2014.

Imre Leader

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?

Venue - G.107, Alan Turing Building

Programme

5:00pm - Coffee and registration

5:30pm - Introduction and unveiling of commemorative plaque (Mr Ray King)

5:40pm - Lecture by Professor Imre Leader

6:30pm - Closing remarks by Professor Peter Duck, Head of the School of Mathematics

6:40pm - Drinks reception

7:30pm - Close

This lecture is open to all and is suitable for a general audience. To reserve a space, please email Sebastian.Rees@manchester.ac.uk and note any dietary or additional support needs.

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