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News from the world of maths: London science blogging conference

... Plus in attendance will be the Cambridge-based blogs Understanding Uncertainty and Sciencebase . There aren't many mathematically focused ...

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

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 ...

Packages - mf344 - 5 Sep 2011 - 15:15 - 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 - 17:39 - 0 comments

Pan(dem)ic?

... The Lancet , Jenkins got hype confused with scientific uncertainty: in the face of the many unknowns that come with this new virus, ... the face of so many uncertainties? The biological side — understanding the virus and producing vaccines — is down to life scientists, ...

News - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 17:53 - 0 comments

Winding numbers: Topography and topology II

... to the other without crossing or For a deeper understanding of the problem, try researching the fundamental group . This ... fractions, dynamical systems, hyperbolic geometry, and uncertainty. Winding Numbers and Topology Thanks so much. ...

Article - mf344 - 21 May 2011 - 16:51 - 3 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 - 11:44 - 0 comments

Nobel mathematics

... a controlled process called programmed cell death . Understanding this process has great biological and medical importance - cancer ... work on how people make decisions in the face of uncertainty and risk. The other winner, Vernon Smith of George Mason ...

News - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 18:00 - 0 comments

Making sense of election statistics

... a president David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website and has a column in Plus . Michael Blastland is ...

News - mf344 - 22 Jul 2010 - 10:02 - 0 comments

Coincidence, correlation and chance

... pattern rather than randomness, certainty rather than uncertainty, existence rather than nonexistence, predator in the bushes rather ... is one way we're easily misled when it comes to our understanding of probability. The thing to remember is that rare things happen ...

Article - plusadmin - 18 May 2011 - 13:12 - 0 comments

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