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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 - 16:06 - 0 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 - 13:37 - 0 comments

The logic of drug testing

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

Article - mf344 - 17 Jan 2013 - 15:13 - 4 comments

Quantum geometry

... or so physics has been chipping away at our intuitive understanding of the space we live in. Physicists tell us that rather than ... the ordinary notion of space we're used to. Quantum uncertainty Werner Heisenberg, 1901-1976. But why ...

Article - plusadmin - 26 Mar 2015 - 10:20 - 5 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 - 7 comments

News from the world of maths: Shine a light on dodgy stats

... As David Spiegelhalter, Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, writes on his website Understanding Uncertainty , the studies suffer from three major flaws: poor data, ...

Blog - plusadmin - 19 Aug 2010 - 19:24 - 0 comments

News from the world of maths: Not so fantasy football

... consulting a statistician than a football expert. On his Understanding Uncertainty website self-confessed football un-enthusiast David Spiegelhalter ...

Blog - plusadmin - 6 Apr 2010 - 14:44 - 0 comments

Quantum uncertainty

... an enormous impact on our everyday lives. It is crucial to understanding how many devices work: the transistors in our radios, the lasers ... Quantum Physics . (5, de Broglie relation, quantum uncertainty, Schrödinger equation, wave function, wave-particle duality) ...

Article - plusadmin - 12 Jul 2011 - 15:42 - 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

News from the world of maths: We're doomed, say scientists

... killers like stroke and heart disease. In his Understanding Uncertainty blog David Spiegelhalter traces the story back to a paper in ...

Blog - plusadmin - 19 Aug 2010 - 19:24 - 0 comments