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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 ... (pvalue, 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 nonhuman 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