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How to advise politicians

... time and effort, or are they down to deeper gaps in or understanding or to processes we just can't pin down with better accuracy. ... to talk in terms of certainty. For more on risk and uncertainty see our understanding uncertainty section. ...

Blog - mf344 - 17 Feb 2013 - 20:31 - 0 comments

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 - 11 Apr 2013 - 14:27 - 1 comment

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 - 18:50 - 0 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 - 17 May 2013 - 14:39 - 1 comment

'Superposition'

... 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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News from the world of maths: When science goes bad...

... the night. The lecture is brought to you by Understanding Uncertainty , the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk at ...

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News from the world of maths: The agony and ecstasy of risk statistics

... by morality? David Spiegelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, investigates in his ... Times . David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website , which explores matters of risks and uncertainty, and ...

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

Plus Magazine

March 2008 Understanding uncertainty: The Premier League This is the second part of our new column ... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, continues examining ...

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Plus Magazine

September 2007 Understanding uncertainty What's the risk of passive smoking? Or climate change? How ... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, gives Plus his take on uncertainty. ...

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Plus Magazine

... Also in this issue... Understanding uncertainty: The maths of surprises You meet an old friend on holiday, ...

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