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  1. Measuring catastrophic risk

    ... By  Shane Latchman 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, ...

    Marianne - 11 Jul 2011 - 14:32 - 1 comment

  2. 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, ...

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

  3. Do you know what's good for you?

    ... mathematical developments that have improved our understanding and predictive ability. ... Read more... Swine flu uncertainty — When a new infectious disease has broken out, how ...

    Marianne - 1 Apr 2017 - 14:03 - 1 comment

  4. 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 ...

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

  5. 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 ...

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

  6. 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 - 23 comments

  7. 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 ... energy levels. It is possible to do this calculation without understanding what the physical meaning of the wave function Psi is. Indeed, it ...

    plusadmin - 12 Jul 2011 - 15:42 - 0 comments

  8. Do you know what's good for you? — The maths of infectious diseases

    ... some of the mathematical developments that have improved our understanding and predictive ability. Read more... Swine flu uncertainty When a new infectious disease has broken out, how do you get ...

    Marianne - 18 Oct 2016 - 09:23 - 0 comments

  9. Editorial

    ... Advances in theoretical physics ; The mathematical understanding of chaos. You can find out more about the history of ... A famous consequence of wave-particle duality is the uncertainty principle , which states that you can never ever measure both ...

    plusadmin - 1 Nov 2016 - 16:12

  10. The leaning tower of PISA?

    ... is a statistician and Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. And since a lot of ... extent over-simplified, so they go on to check whether the uncertainty that arises from this is acceptable. But in this case that's ...

    Marianne - 26 Sep 2016 - 14:56 - 0 comments