Clueless Voting - Professor Imre Leader
Tuesday 21st October 2014.
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
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.