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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 ...

Packages - mf344 - 13 May 2014 - 13:38 - 1 comment

Paul the psychic octopus is back!

... Paul's contribution to the 2010 World Cup in our article Understanding uncertainty: how psychic was Paul? . ...

Blog - Rachel - 17 Jun 2014 - 10:14 - 0 comments

Reconstructing the tree of life

... and instead return to our elegant theory of trees. Understanding evolutionary trees Figuring out who evolved from what and ... possible trees into a network is a way of coping with this uncertainty, so mathematicians are currently hard at work creating the ...

Article - plusadmin - 12 Jun 2014 - 13:24 - 0 comments

Teacher package: Maths and art

... art. ( Physics, string theory ) Understanding uncertainty: Pure randomness in art — This article is based on a talk the ...

Packages - plusadmin - 12 Jun 2014 - 14:56 - 0 comments

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 ...

News - plusadmin - 12 Jun 2014 - 13:25 - 0 comments

Career interview: Mathematical modelling consultant

... it — for example on a computer — and gain a deeper understanding of it, predict its future behaviour, or conduct experiments that ... Statistics is important here because there is a lot of uncertainty involved. You may know the exact physical and mechanical properties ...

Careers - plusadmin - 12 Jun 2014 - 14:07 - 0 comments

The leaning tower of PISA?

... is a statistician and Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. And since a lot of ... extent over-simplified, so they go on to check whether the uncertainty that arises from this is acceptable. But in this case that's ...

News - mf344 - 24 Jan 2014 - 11:50 - 0 comments

Measuring catastrophic risk

... investigates. The notion of uncertainty In the early 19th century, the French mathematician ... epistemikos , meaning knowledge, stems from a lack of understanding of the true behaviour of a process. In catastrophe models, ...

Article - mf344 - 11 Jul 2011 - 13:32 - 0 comments

News from the world of maths: Shine a light on dodgy stats

... As David Spiegelhalter, Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, writes on his website Understanding Uncertainty , the studies suffer from three major flaws: poor data, ...

Blog - plusadmin - 19 Aug 2010 - 18:24 - 0 comments

News from the world of maths: Not so fantasy football

... consulting a statistician than a football expert. On his Understanding Uncertainty website self-confessed football un-enthusiast David Spiegelhalter ...

Blog - plusadmin - 6 Apr 2010 - 13:44 - 0 comments