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Understanding uncertainty: Infinite monkey business

... David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. David and his team run the Understanding uncertainty website, which informs the public about issues involving risk ...

Article - plusadmin - 29 Jul 2014 - 14:37 - 2 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 6-lobed structure mathematically represent ...

Article - plusadmin - 6 Jan 2015 - 15:08 - 6 comments

Freedom and physics

... observation, and physical reality. Heisenberg's famous uncertainty principle states that certain physical features of a particle ... about free will might well lay outside the limits of our understanding, I mean, the question itself makes very little sense. I'll ...

Article - mf344 - 23 Oct 2012 - 14:10 - 3 comments

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 - 11:23 - 0 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 - 15:09 - 0 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 - 11:06 - 0 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 - 11:41 - 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 - 11:05 - 0 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 - 16:28 - 0 comments

Understanding uncertainty: Microlives

... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . Speeding towards death. Acute risks, ...

Article - mf344 - 16 May 2012 - 11:05 - 2 comments