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Understanding uncertainty: Football crazy

... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . Who gets the trophy? Image: Jameboy ...

Article - plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 11:43 - 5 comments

The physics of elementary particles: Part I

... there are elements in the chemical table! It has taken an understanding of mathematical symmetry combined with experiments into ... their range to very short distances (a consequence of the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics). In collisions at relatively low ...

Article - mf344 - 28 Apr 2015 - 15:40 - 2 comments

Is time travel allowed?

... away. They are a consequence of the quantum mechanical uncertainty principle : if, at one moment of time, there are no fluctuations ... To learn the truth, we physicists must develop a deeper understanding of quantum theory in warped spacetime than we now have — i.e. a ...

News - plusadmin - 18 May 2015 - 13:11 - 13 comments

Schrödinger's equation — what is it?

... the work of many scientists, including the theoretical understanding provided by James Clerk Maxwell , we discovered that light ... nature of electrons (see the Plus article Quantum uncertainty ). One of the most famous demonstrations of wave-particle ...

Article - mf344 - 28 Apr 2015 - 15:23 - 6 comments

Understanding uncertainty: How long will you live?

... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . None of us are going to last forever. Our ...

Article - plusadmin - 28 Apr 2015 - 15:24 - 6 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 - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:24 - 0 comments

'An accidental statistician'

... surfaces , with Norman Hunter (1987). It expresses a key understanding behind statistical modelling — and it applies to broader ... Kevin is an occasional contributor to the Understanding Uncertainty website . ISBN:  ...

Review - mf344 - 20 Apr 2015 - 14:58 - 0 comments

'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 ...

Review - Rachel - 20 Apr 2015 - 15:04 - 0 comments

Understanding uncertainty: 2845 ways of spinning risk

... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . Back to the What's the best medicine ...

Article - plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 11:44 - 2 comments

Understanding Uncertainty: Pure randomness in art

... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . This article is based on a talk I gave at the ...

Article - mf344 - 25 Mar 2015 - 17:48 - 0 comments