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Mathematics Colloquium | Rajeeva Karandikar

September 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Speaker: Rajeeva Karandikar
Professor Emeritus, Chennai Mathematical Institute
Title: Power and Limitations of Opinion Polls 

Abstract: How can obtaining the opinion of, say 20000 voters be sufficient to predict the outcome of an election in a country with over 80 million voters?

Do the opinion polls conducted say a month before the election accurately predict what is to happen on the voting day?

I will answer these questions and share my own experiences with opinion polls and exit polls in India over the last 2 decades.


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September 28
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Department of Mathematics


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