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What are sigma levels?

... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, explains. (See here for a written version of this ... (p-value, probability, risk, sigma level, uncertainty, University of Cambridge) ...

Podcasts - mf344 - 18 Dec 2015 - 16:48 - 0 comments

Reality's neverending story

... believes that this question could bring us closer to understanding one of the deepest mysteries in physics: How our perceived ... be. If she locates its position precisely, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle mandates that its momentum will then be unknowable. The ...

Article - Rachel - 31 Dec 2015 - 15:06 - 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 - 13:32 - 1 comment

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 ...

Page - plusadmin - 30 Apr 2010 - 14:11 - 0 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 - 29 Oct 2015 - 15:14 - 7 comments

Understanding uncertainty: Breast screening, a statistical controversy

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

Article - plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 10:43 - 0 comments

Understanding uncertainty: A league table lottery

... instalment of David Spiegelhalter's regular column called Understanding uncertainty. League tables are controversial and for good reason. Few ...

Article - plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 10:47 - 2 comments

Teacher package: Statistics and probability theory

... games of chance, sports, and strange coincidences; Understanding life — This category explores how stats and probability are ... that they are cheating? Understanding uncertainty: how psychic was Paul? — England's performance in the 2010 ...

Packages - plusadmin - 1 Dec 2014 - 11:24 - 0 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 - 12:11 - 14 comments

Do you know what's good for you - what's the best medicine?

... spun by the media. Read more... Understanding uncertainty: small but lethal Comparing and communicating small lethal ...

Packages - mf344 - 15 Dec 2014 - 12:37 - 0 comments