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 Understanding uncertainty: The big risk test

... find it easier to assess the size of risks. Your understanding of risk Suppose that out of 100 people like you, 12 ... of Cambridge. David and his team run the Understanding uncertainty website, which informs the public about issues involving risk ...
Article  mf344  16 May 2012  10:06  0 comments
 Understanding uncertainty

... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, gives Plus his take on uncertainty. September 2007 What's the ...
Article  plusadmin  16 May 2012  10:48  0 comments
 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 ...
Article  plusadmin  19 May 2010  15:23  19 comments
 Understanding uncertainty: 2845 ways of spinning risk

March 2009 This animation is from the Understanding Uncertainty website . This text is usually replaced by the Flash ...
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 Understanding uncertainty: Breast screening, a statistical controversy

... about statistics, mathematical modelling, scientific uncertainty and risk communication. This is very topical: newspapers and the ... about Science , a UK charity trying to improve public understanding of science, have recently released a guide to screening . ...
Article  plusadmin  16 May 2012  10:43  0 comments
 Understanding uncertainty: A league table lottery

... instalment of David Spiegelhalter's regular column called Understanding uncertainty. League tables are controversial and for good reason. Few ...
Article  plusadmin  16 May 2012  10:47  2 comments
 Queen's Birthday Honours for David Spiegelhalter and Helen Mason

... — David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, and has been knighted for ... risk'. He started the brilliant project Understanding Uncertainty , writes public articles, lectures to public and school audiences ...
Blog  jemh4  17 Jun 2014  15:28  0 comments
 Schrödinger's equation — what is it?

... the work of many scientists, including the theoretical understanding provided by James Clerk Maxwell , we discovered that light ... nature of electrons (see the Plus article Quantum uncertainty ). One of the most famous demonstrations of waveparticle ...
Article  mf344  22 Oct 2012  12:31  3 comments
 The logic of drug testing

... decisions. The following animation (from Understanding Uncertainty ) illustrates our example. For simplicity it looks at a ...
Article  mf344  17 Jan 2013  14:13  4 comments
 Is time travel allowed?

... away. They are a consequence of the quantum mechanical uncertainty principle : if, at one moment of time, there are no fluctuations ... To learn the truth, we physicists must develop a deeper understanding of quantum theory in warped spacetime than we now have — i.e. a ...
News  plusadmin  23 Oct 2012  14:14  12 comments