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Asprey Lecture in Mathematics - Don Saari, UC Irvine

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Time: 3:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall 300

Tea at 3:00 PM in Rockefeller Hall 305

Title: Using a torus (or donut) to answer puzzles in psychology and even apportionments

Abstract:  A torus, or the surface of a regular donut, is a simple object. Yet, with mathematics, it provides explanations for puzzles ranging from how the brain interprets images, or colors, to debates about how Congressional seats should be assigned to states based on population figures.