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  1. Understanding uncertainty: ESP and the significance of significance

    ... This article has been adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . Is there such a thing as extra-sensory ...

    Marianne - 13 Dec 2012 - 10:55 - 0 comments

  2. Understanding uncertainty: The Premier League

    ... are league tables in these cases, and can the inherent uncertainty be quantified? We'll investigate using the example of the Premier ... David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. Mike Pearson ...

    plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 11:46 - 0 comments

  3. Understanding uncertainty: The big risk test

    ... find it easier to assess the size of risks. Your understanding of risk Suppose that out of 100 people like you, 12 ... of Cambridge. David and his team run the Understanding uncertainty website, which informs the public about issues involving risk ...

    Marianne - 16 May 2012 - 11:06 - 0 comments

  4. Understanding uncertainty

    ... information. Maths and statistics are powerful tools in understanding risk and uncertainty, so it's no surprise that David Spiegelhalter, the new Winton ...

    plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 11:48 - 0 comments

  5. Big Data

    ... and well-understood, with known levels of uncertainty. That's because they come from physical processes that, on the whole, scientists understand well. The real challenges of understanding and dealing with Big Data come from the biological sciences, the ... are now finding significant applications in our understanding of Big Data. A key example of this is the mathematics of ...

    Marianne - 12 Apr 2017 - 11:31 - 0 comments

  6. Understanding uncertainty: 2845 ways of spinning risk

    ... March 2009 This animation is from the Understanding Uncertainty website . This text is usually replaced by the Flash ...

    plusadmin - 30 Apr 2010 - 15:11

  7. What is financial mathematics?

    ... I was interested in making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Mathematicians have been interested in the topic of ... can read more about probability and its development on the Understanding Uncertainty site , and the Plus article Measure for ...

    plusadmin - 2 Feb 2017 - 15:57 - 22 comments

  8. Understanding uncertainty: Breast screening, a statistical controversy

    ... issues about statistics, mathematical modelling, scientific uncertainty and risk communication. This is very topical: newspapers and the ... Sense about Science , a UK charity trying to improve public understanding of science, have recently released a guide to screening . ...

    plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 11:43 - 0 comments

  9. Climate change: Does it all add up?

    ... to affect all of our lives over the next fifty years. The understanding and analysis of climate change is an area where mathematicians, ... measurements, there is a lot of statistical variation and uncertainty in the data that is being measured, so long term trends can be hard ...

    Marianne - 1 Mar 2017 - 15:56 - 2 comments

  10. Renewable energy and telecommunications

    ... telecommunications industry. A mathematical understanding of stochastic processes is essential in communications science, ... as wind power, in the electricity grid, there will also be uncertainty, as we don’t know what the wind will be doing tomorrow," explains ...

    Marianne - 2 Feb 2017 - 14:30 - 0 comments