- Understanding uncertainty: Small but lethal
... David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. Mike Pearson ... David and the rest of their team run the Understanding uncertainty website , which informs the public about all issues involving ...
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- What is financial mathematics?
... he was interested in making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Tim explores the development of this interface between abstract ... read more about probability and its development on the Understanding Uncertainty site , and the Plus article Measure for ...
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... illustrates a central difficulty with our quest for understanding. To be successful it necessitates abstraction, beautifully ... together the whole text. It reminded us of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle: you can never have all the information you want, ...
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- The Plus sports page: Power trip
... in the journal Physica A ; The Plus article Understanding uncertainty: The Premier League finds more randomness in sport; There ...
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- Quantum geometry
... or so physics has been chipping away at our intuitive understanding of the space we live in. Physicists tell us that rather than ... the ordinary notion of space we're used to. Quantum uncertainty Werner Heisenberg, 1901-1976. But why ...
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- The physics of elementary particles
... and theoretical physics that has brought us to the understanding of today. This article is part ... their range to very short distances, a consequence of the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics. In collisions at relatively low ...
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- Do you know what's good for you?
... mathematical developments that have improved our understanding and predictive ability. ... Read more... Swine flu uncertainty — When a new infectious disease has broken out, how ...
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- Understanding uncertainty: ESP and the significance of significance
... This article has been adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . Is there such a thing as extra-sensory ...
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- Influenza virus: it's all in the packaging!
... pandemic is unclear and an interesting current topic). Understanding packaging is key to understanding reassortment. Let me count ... segments. As a mathematician, I always found this uncertainty slightly puzzling, as the numbers immediately suggest random ...
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- Understanding uncertainty: ESP and Bayes
... This article has been adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . In the first part of this article we ...
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