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Do you know what's good for you? — The maths of infectious diseases

... of the mathematical developments that have improved our understanding and predictive ability. Read more... Swine flu uncertainty When a new infectious disease has broken out, how do you get ...

Packages - mf344 - 30 Jan 2012 - 13:47 - 0 comments

'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, ...

Review - Rachel - 1 Jun 2013 - 12:54 - 0 comments

Editorial

... of material that's likely to come up in this issue's Understanding Uncertainty column and some recent news stories . The language of ...

Article - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 13:05 - 0 comments

The Plus Olympic calendar: Friday 10th August

... a substitution in a football match? Understanding uncertainty: How psychic was Paul — How likely is it that Paul the octopus' ...

Blog - mf344 - 10 Aug 2012 - 07:59 - 0 comments

Editorial

... Advances in theoretical physics ; The mathematical understanding of chaos. You can find out more about the history of ... A famous consequence of wave-particle duality is the uncertainty principle , which states that you can never ever measure both ...

Article - plusadmin - 7 Jan 2011 - 18:39 - 0 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 - 14:10 - 2 comments

Births and deaths in fluid chaos

... range from the use of microfluids in nanotechnology, to understanding the flow of blood, the formation of tears in our eyes, ... progressively inaccurate as time passes. In fact, the uncertainty increases exponentially with time. This behaviour is complex, but ...

Article - plusadmin - 21 Dec 2012 - 12:08 - 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 Oct 2012 - 17:27 - 0 comments

The Nature of Space and Time: An Evening of Speculation

... Institute. While we all have an intuitive understanding of space and time that is sufficient to get us through everyday ... assertions of quantum mechanics, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle , says that, at a tiny scale, it is impossible to ...

News - plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 12:44 - 0 comments

Editorial

... , individuals and organisations committed to the public understanding of mathematics, that enables us to bring you new stories from the ... advised to use a common sense approach to physics — the uncertainty principle doesn't apply to toilets. Mathematics has a more ...

Article - plusadmin - 23 Oct 2012 - 14:27 - 0 comments