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Physics Professor Revamps The Electoral Map

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Physics Professor Revamps The Electoral Map

Physics Professor Revamps The Electoral Map

Physics Professor Revamps The Electoral Map

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Mark Newman, professor of physics at the University of Michigan, has a new spin on an old map. He created a program to make cartograms — maps in which states are drawn with their size proportional to their population, rather than their acreage.

Science Friday producer Flora Lichtman talks with Newman about a new generation of electoral maps: