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  1. 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 ...

    plusadmin - 9 Feb 2017 - 15:37 - 6 comments

  2. Understanding uncertainty: Small but lethal

    ... David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. Mike Pearson ... David and the rest of their team run the Understanding uncertainty website , which informs the public about all issues involving ...

    Marianne - 9 Feb 2017 - 15:26 - 17 comments

  3. Big Data

    ... and well-understood, with known levels of uncertainty. That's because they come from physical processes that, on the whole, scientists understand well. The real challenges of understanding and dealing with Big Data come from the biological sciences, the ... are now finding significant applications in our understanding of Big Data. A key example of this is the mathematics of ...

    Marianne - 12 Apr 2017 - 11:31 - 0 comments

  4. Do you know what's good for you?

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

    Marianne - 1 Apr 2017 - 14:03 - 1 comment

  5. Understanding uncertainty: Visualising probabilities

    ... of Napoleon's tragic campaign into Russia in 1812 (see the Understanding Uncertainty website for animated versions of the data) and Florence ...

    Marianne - 11 Oct 2016 - 16:13 - 0 comments

  6. Editorial

    ... example Non-Euclidean geometry and Indra's pearls and Understanding uncertainty: a league table lottery . And for those who want to interact with ...

    plusadmin - 2 Feb 2017 - 15:10

  7. Climate change: Does it all add up?

    ... to affect all of our lives over the next fifty years. The understanding and analysis of climate change is an area where mathematicians, ... measurements, there is a lot of statistical variation and uncertainty in the data that is being measured, so long term trends can be hard ...

    Marianne - 1 Mar 2017 - 15:56 - 1 comment

  8. 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 ...

    plusadmin - 17 Oct 2016 - 10:54 - 2 comments

  9. What is financial mathematics?

    ... I was interested in making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Mathematicians have been interested in the topic of ... can read more about probability and its development on the Understanding Uncertainty site , and the Plus article Measure for ...

    plusadmin - 2 Feb 2017 - 15:57 - 22 comments

  10. Renewable energy and telecommunications

    ... telecommunications industry. A mathematical understanding of stochastic processes is essential in communications science, ... as wind power, in the electricity grid, there will also be uncertainty, as we don’t know what the wind will be doing tomorrow," explains ...

    Marianne - 2 Feb 2017 - 14:30 - 0 comments