Dustin Mixon, assistant professor of mathematics, co-authored a new paper that is making big news because it could not be more timely, “An Impossibility theorem for gerrymandering,” published on arXiv.org. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently deliberating over whether a proposed mathematical formula should be used to detect unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. Mixon and co-author Boris Alexeev show that in some cases, this formula will only declare bizarrely shaped districts as constitutional. Forbes quickly picked it up: Oddly-Shaped Congressional Districts Might Be Unavoidable
Read Mixon's blog.