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  1. Making sense of election statistics

    ... Approving a president David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website and has a column in Plus . Michael Blastland is ...

    Marianne - 18 Oct 2016 - 09:58 - 0 comments

  2. Schrödinger's equation — what is it?

    ... after 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 ...

    Marianne - 12 Oct 2016 - 15:48 - 12 comments

  3. The leaning tower of PISA?

    ... is a statistician and Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. And since a lot of ... extent over-simplified, so they go on to check whether the uncertainty that arises from this is acceptable. But in this case that's ...

    Marianne - 26 Sep 2016 - 14:56 - 0 comments

  4. Time to go retro

    ... crucial assumption in some fundamental results important to understanding what quantum mechanics tells us about the world. But is it an ... element already exists as the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle , which states that you cannot simultaneously know ...

    Rachel - 4 Oct 2016 - 14:35 - 0 comments

  5. The logic of drug testing

    ... decisions. The following animation (from Understanding Uncertainty ) illustrates our example. For simplicity it looks at a ...

    Marianne - 29 Jul 2016 - 14:24 - 4 comments

  6. Reconstructing the tree of life

    ... here and instead return to our elegant theory of trees. Understanding evolutionary trees Figuring out who evolved from what and ... possible trees into a network is a way of coping with this uncertainty, so mathematicians are currently hard at work creating the ...

    plusadmin - 11 Jul 2016 - 13:46 - 2 comments

  7. 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 - 7 Jun 2016 - 09:46 - 1 comment

  8. 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 ...

    Marianne - 25 Mar 2015 - 16:48 - 0 comments

  9. Understanding uncertainty: Football crazy

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

    plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 11:43 - 6 comments

  10. Understanding uncertainty: how psychic was Paul?

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

    Marianne - 16 May 2012 - 11:41 - 0 comments