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Plus Advent Calendar Door #2: A normal life

... Plus and is responsible for the excellent website Understanding Uncertainty , as well as many other activities. Michael, journalist, author ...

Blog - Rachel - 2 Dec 2014 - 10:23 - 0 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 - 16 May 2012 - 10:45 - 6 comments

Celebrate chance, coincidence and unlikelihood this Friday – Huntrodd's Day!

... David Spiegelhalter OBE , Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk and friend of Plus , was surprised. So surprised that ... coincidence in Spiegelhalter's Plus column or the Understanding Uncertainty site. (coincidence) ...

Blog - Rachel - 29 Sep 2014 - 14:09 - 0 comments

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 - 10:43 - 4 comments

Understanding uncertainty: Visualising probabilities

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

Article - mf344 - 16 May 2012 - 10:06 - 0 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 - 19 May 2010 - 15:23 - 19 comments

Understanding uncertainty: how psychic was Paul?

...   This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website .   England's performance in the World Cup ...

Article - mf344 - 16 May 2012 - 10:41 - 0 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 - 22 Oct 2012 - 12:31 - 3 comments

Queen's Birthday Honours for David Spiegelhalter and Helen Mason

... — David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, and has been knighted for ... risk'. He started the brilliant project Understanding Uncertainty , writes public articles, lectures to public and school audiences ...

Blog - jemh4 - 17 Jun 2014 - 15:28 - 0 comments

Understanding uncertainty: A 113% chance of death?

... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . A recent study from Harvard reported that ...

Article - mf344 - 16 May 2012 - 10:05 - 0 comments