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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

The philosophy of applied mathematics

... of applicability, but it has been argued that this uncertainty over foundations has influenced the very practice of applying ... would have been on (a) survival, and (b) mating. While understanding cause and effect, and being able to count distinct objects, and ...

Article - mf344 - 24 Jun 2013 - 13:58 - 30 comments

Editorial

... Non-Euclidean geometry and Indra's pearls and Understanding uncertainty: a league table lottery . And for those who want to interact with ...

Article - plusadmin - 17 Jun 2010 - 10:56 - 0 comments

Evaluating a medical treatment - how do you know it works?

... personal circumstances or lifestyle. Without more understanding of what was actually happening and without taking these factors ... intervals in David Spiegelhalter's Understanding uncertainty column, or in the Little handbook of statistical practice .) ...

News - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 17:46 - 1 comment

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

What are the odds?

... includes Plus ) and Winton Programme for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, is addressing this ... Understanding of Risk and author of the Understanding uncertainty column on Plus . "The use of technology and hands-on ...

News - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 17:50 - 0 comments

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