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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

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

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

Measuring catastrophic risk

... investigates. The notion of uncertainty In the early 19th century, the French mathematician ... epistemikos , meaning knowledge, stems from a lack of understanding of the true behaviour of a process. In catastrophe models, ...

Article - mf344 - 11 Jul 2011 - 14:32 - 1 comment

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 ...

Article - mf344 - 12 Jan 2015 - 10:46 - 16 comments

What is financial mathematics?

... he was interested in making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Tim explores the development of this interface between abstract ... read more about probability and its development on the Understanding Uncertainty site , and the Plus article Measure for ...

Article - plusadmin - 12 Jun 2015 - 17:15 - 19 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 - 14 comments

Schrödinger's equation — what does it mean?

... seems to be an obstacle to the advancement of scientific understanding. The consciousness of a snail or any non-human animal would be of ... quantum mechanics, quantum physics, quantum uncertainty, Schrödinger equation, wave function, wave function collapse, ...

Article - mf344 - 22 Oct 2012 - 13:32 - 5 comments

Quantum geometry

... or so physics has been chipping away at our intuitive understanding of the space we live in. Physicists tell us that rather than ... the ordinary notion of space we're used to. Quantum uncertainty Werner Heisenberg, 1901-1976. But why ...

Article - plusadmin - 26 Mar 2015 - 10:20 - 5 comments