South Bay Libertarians Supper Club on Thursday, Feb 16th
February 16th: George L. Clark, Ph. D., author of "Stealing Our
Votes: How Politicians Conspire to Control Elections and How to Stop
Them," will speak about Gerrymandering in CA & Elsewhere. See his
March 16th: Brett Blumstein, Loyola Law School: Eminent Domain.
April 20th: Matt Schumsky, California Field Coordinator, Freedom Works.
Where: Raffaello Italian Restaurant, 400 South Pacific Avenue (at
4th St.) in San Pedro
When: Social hour 6:30 PM, Dinner 7 PM, Speaker 8 PM. Thursday,
November 17, 2005.
How Much: Free (a friendly four-letter word). Pay for what you eat.
Donations are always welcome if you feel so inclined.
Further Information: Call 310 719 8909. All are welcome.
---- Speaker's Bio
Dr. Clark is a retired research scientist in the field of lasers and
optics. His research included conceptual design of optical
communication systems, optical radar systems, and many kinds of
imaging systems. He has been successful in using computer technology
to solve several difficult imaging problems, such as imaging through
the distortion of a turbulent atmosphere, imaging of space objects
with large arrays of separate and un-phased collectors, and imaging
from space using large, optically imperfect mirrors. In seemingly
impossible imaging problems, he has been able to retrieve excellent
images from the nearly chaotic data by the use of computer power.
Since retiring in 1991, Dr. Clark has turned his talents to the
subject of redistricting, a problem considered intractable by many
mathematicians. One expert calculated that a computer examining a
million districts per second, and starting fifteen billion years ago
at the beginning of the universe, would still not have finished
looking at all the possible redistricting plans for California.
Fortunately, the number of legal district maps is much smaller, and
the problem can be solved in a reasonable length of time, even on a
desk-top computer. To see an example of the result, click on "Fair
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