- The physics of elementary particles: Part I
... there are elements in the chemical table! It has taken an understanding of mathematical symmetry combined with experiments into ... their range to very short distances (a consequence of the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics). In collisions at relatively low ...
Article - mf344 - 3 Jun 2015 - 12:32 - 2 comments
- Paying the price
... to take the more scientific approach needed for a deeper understanding of financial risks, when they were so easily bewitched by ... to sell the loans on for a fixed price (removing the uncertainty) to investment banks, who repackaged them as mortgage backed ...
News - plusadmin - 12 Jun 2015 - 17:16 - 0 comments
- 'An accidental statistician'
... surfaces , with Norman Hunter (1987). It expresses a key understanding behind statistical modelling — and it applies to broader ... Kevin is an occasional contributor to the Understanding Uncertainty website . ISBN: ...
Review - mf344 - 20 Apr 2015 - 14:58 - 0 comments
- Influenza virus: it's all in the packaging!
... pandemic is unclear and an interesting current topic). Understanding packaging is key to understanding reassortment. Let me count ... segments. As a mathematician, I always found this uncertainty slightly puzzling, as the numbers immediately suggest random ...
News - plusadmin - 11 Jun 2015 - 16:18 - 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
- Building bridges from mathematics to the City
... cost of pensions might change in the future and how much uncertainty there was in those projections. The programme, says Cairns, gave ... "The real problem in the credit crisis was a lack of understanding and communication of assumptions and limitations of the models," ...
Article - mf344 - 12 Jun 2015 - 17:15 - 0 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
- 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