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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

Plus Advent Calendar Door #2: A normal life

... Plus and is responsible for the excellent website Understanding Uncertainty , as well as many other activities. Michael, journalist, author ...

Blog - Rachel - 2 Dec 2014 - 10:23 - 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

Finding order in chaos

... nature, and attempts to make prediction in the presence of uncertainty. Chris Budd describes the search for pattern and order in chaos ... their future motions predicted. Crucial to this was the understanding that predictions could be made by using mathematics. This ...

Article - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 12:23 - 5 comments

Celebrate chance, coincidence and unlikelihood this Friday – Huntrodd's Day!

... David Spiegelhalter OBE , Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk and friend of Plus , was surprised. So surprised that ... coincidence in Spiegelhalter's Plus column or the Understanding Uncertainty site. (coincidence) ...

Blog - Rachel - 29 Sep 2014 - 14:09 - 0 comments

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 ...

Article - plusadmin - 17 May 2013 - 13:40 - 4 comments

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 ...

Article - plusadmin - 27 Jan 2015 - 14:35 - 1 comment

Imaging maths - Inside the Klein bottle

... about orientability of surfaces is one of the keys to understanding and classifying surfaces and manifolds in topology. A ... With three values, 81, the speed of light, and a secret "uncertainty" number, I can make this 6-lobed structure mathematically represent ...

Article - plusadmin - 6 Jan 2015 - 14:08 - 6 comments

Freedom and physics

... observation, and physical reality. Heisenberg's famous uncertainty principle states that certain physical features of a particle ... about free will might well lay outside the limits of our understanding, I mean, the question itself makes very little sense. I'll ...

Article - mf344 - 23 Oct 2012 - 13:10 - 3 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