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Date:
September 17, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM
Location:
Watertown Savings Bank Room
Address:
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street

Watertown, MA 02472
Cost:
Free and open to all.
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Democracy Talks: Beyond the "Eyeball Test" for Political Gerrymandering

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Metric Geometry & Gerrymandering Group (MGGG) is a team of mathematicians, data scientists, and geographers who believe that gerrymandering of all kinds is a fundamental threat to our democracy. This talk will discuss the applications of computing and geometry that MGGG has developed to detect and combat gerrymandering across the United States, with a particular focus on local redistricting in Massachusetts.