- 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 ...
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- 'Quantum theory: A very short introduction'
... of discoveries in the 1920s – including Hiesenberg's uncertainty principle, the probabilistic nature of quantum theory and ... of the scientist, whose ambition is to gain the maximum understanding of what is happening in the physical world. To settle for less ...
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- From neurobiology to online gaming
... by recognising statistical patterns and quantifying uncertainty using probabilities. The NNM programme grew out of the recognition ... is David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk and Senior Scientist at the Biostatistics Unit in the ...
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- Building bridges from mathematics to the City
... cost of pensions might change in the future and how much uncertainty there was in those projections. The programme, says Cairns, gave ... "The real problem in the credit crisis was a lack of understanding and communication of assumptions and limitations of the models," ...
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- Making sense of election statistics
... a president David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website and has a column in Plus . Michael Blastland is ...
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- Paying the price
... to take the more scientific approach needed for a deeper understanding of financial risks, when they were so easily bewitched by ... to sell the loans on for a fixed price (removing the uncertainty) to investment banks, who repackaged them as mortgage backed ...
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- Do you know what's good for you - what's the best medicine?
... spun by the media. Read more... Understanding uncertainty: small but lethal Comparing and communicating small lethal ...
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- 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 .) ...
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- Tying it all up
... the whole paraphernalia of modern technology relies on the understanding these two theories bring, they are mutually incompatible, because ... statements from quantum mechanics is the Heisenberg uncertainty principle . This is the principle that, at the very tiny (quantum) ...
Article - plusadmin - 30 Jun 2010 - 10:36 - 1 comment
- 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 ...
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