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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

Editorial

... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, has had a closer look at ... need to rigorously justify their claims and quantify the uncertainty involved in their models and conclusions. They can no longer pull ...

Article - plusadmin - 16 Jun 2010 - 11:56 - 0 comments

Plus leaves the classroom

... the unwary — how to communicate and evaluate risk and uncertainty, how to explain seeming paradoxes, how to avoid the common pitfalls ... choice of where to have their treatment (which meant understanding the perverse incentives caused by performance monitoring and just ...

Article - plusadmin - 16 Jun 2010 - 14:40 - 0 comments

From restaurants to climate change

... anything from investigating diners' tipping behaviour to understanding climate change and genetics. December ... is represented by the line, and the grey band indicates uncertainty about the line. Because size takes integer values, and we are ...

Article - plusadmin - 19 May 2010 - 16:01 - 0 comments

'Deciphering the cosmic number'

... in the human psyche". It's an individual's pleasure in understanding nature that allows these archetypes to emerge from the ... Kepler as a thinking type, seeking a mechanical understanding of the Universe, and Fludd as a feeling type with a desire for ... Jung found this idea mirrored in Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, which asserts that at a quantum level, the world is not ...

Review - plusadmin - 19 May 2010 - 15:37 - 0 comments

New GCE AS/A-level Cores

... However, the existing section on the "Mathematics of Uncertainty" has been removed. This was a controversial section in 1993. It ... of the total A-level marks) which tests the candidates' understanding of the connections between different elements of mathematics. ...

Page - plusadmin - 16 Apr 2010 - 12:59 - 0 comments