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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  25 Jun 2019  14:51  17 comments

Phenomenal physics
... between theory and experiment is our evolution of the understanding of the proton. When protons were discovered a century ago, ... gives the best prediction of the structure, but also the uncertainty associated with this best prediction. "We have more realistic ...
Marianne  18 Jun 2019  11:52  0 comments

Understanding uncertainty: The many 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 Apr 2019  12:28  2 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 ...
Marianne  5 Apr 2019  12:55  3 comments

Understanding uncertainty: A league table lottery
... instalment of David Spiegelhalter's regular column called Understanding uncertainty. League tables are controversial and for good reason. Few ...
plusadmin  3 Apr 2019  16:33  2 comments

Births and deaths in fluid chaos
... range from the use of microfluids in nanotechnology, to understanding the flow of blood, the formation of tears in our eyes, ... progressively inaccurate as time passes. In fact, the uncertainty increases exponentially with time. This behaviour is complex, but ...
plusadmin  2 Apr 2019  16:58  0 comments

Happy International Women's Day 2019!
... and theoretical physicists over the last year. From understanding uncertainty to higher dimensional balls and the cosmic microwave background, ...
Marianne  28 Mar 2019  13:29  0 comments

Machine learning: Is it ethical?
... far from perfect, they do not come with any estimate of the uncertainty of their predictions. One of the uses of machine learning is ... mathematics to the real world and promoting the public understanding of mathematics. He has cowritten the popular mathematics ...
Marianne  4 Mar 2019  15:27  0 comments

Imaging maths  Inside the Klein bottle
... about orientability of surfaces is one of the keys to understanding and classifying surfaces and manifolds in topology. A ... With three values, 81, the speed of light, and a secret "uncertainty" number, I can make this 6lobed structure mathematically represent ...
plusadmin  9 Jan 2019  11:07  7 comments

Evaluating a medical treatment  how do you know it works?
... patient's 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 .) ...
plusadmin  30 Nov 2018  16:56  1 comment