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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 ...
Rachel  31 Dec 2015  15:06  0 comments

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

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

News from the world of maths: Not so fantasy football
... consulting a statistician than a football expert. On his Understanding Uncertainty website selfconfessed football unenthusiast David Spiegelhalter ...
plusadmin  6 Apr 2010  14:44  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. ...
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 ...
plusadmin  19 Aug 2010  19:24  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 ... 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

Plus Advent Calendar Door #2: A normal life
... at Plus and is responsible for the excellent website Understanding Uncertainty , as well as many other activities. Michael, journalist, author ...
Rachel  2 Dec 2014  10:23  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 . Review by Kevin McConway ...
Marianne  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