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Queen's Birthday Honours for David Spiegelhalter and Helen Mason
... — David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, and has been knighted for ... risk'. He started the brilliant project Understanding Uncertainty , writes public articles, lectures to public and school audiences ...
jemh4  17 Jun 2014  16:28  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: 9781118400883 ...
mf344  20 Apr 2015  14:58  1 comment

Quantum geometry
... years or so physics has been chipping away at our intuitive understanding of the space we live in. Physicists tell us that rather than ... than the ordinary notion of space we're used to. Quantum uncertainty Werner Heisenberg, 19011976. But why ...
plusadmin  26 Mar 2015  09:20  5 comments

News from the world of maths: When science goes bad...
... on the night. The lecture is brought to you by Understanding Uncertainty , the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk at ...
plusadmin  19 Aug 2010  19:25  0 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 ... lenders to sell the loans on for a fixed price (removing the uncertainty) to investment banks, who repackaged them as mortgage backed ...
plusadmin  12 Jun 2015  17:16  0 comments

News from the world of maths: The agony and ecstasy of risk statistics
... by morality? David Spiegelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, investigates in his ... Times . David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website , which explores matters of risks and uncertainty, and ...
plusadmin  19 Aug 2010  19:24  0 comments

Plus Magazine
March 2008 Understanding uncertainty: The Premier League This is the second part of our new column ... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, continues examining ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  14:05

Plus Magazine
September 2007 Understanding uncertainty What's the risk of passive smoking? Or climate change? How ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  14:05

Teacher package: Maths and art
... to art. ( Physics, string theory ) Understanding uncertainty: Pure randomness in art — This article is based on a talk the ...
plusadmin  12 Jun 2014  15:56  0 comments

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 ...
mf344  12 Jun 2014  15:55  0 comments