Diversity and mathematics

“Diversity” has become an important concept in the
modern university, affecting admissions, faculty
hiring, and administrative appointments. In the
paper “Groups of diverse problem solvers can
outperform groups of high-ability problem solvers”
[1], L. Hong and S. Page claim to prove that “To put
it succinctly, diversity trumps ability.” We show
that their arguments are fundamentally flawed.

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About Artem Novozhilov

I am an applied mathematician interested in studying various evolutionary processes by means of mathematical models. More on my professional activities can be found on my page https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~novozhil/
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