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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 - 11:32 - 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 - 16:16 - 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 - 15:18 - 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 - 16:15 - 0 comments

Editorial

... Non-Euclidean geometry and Indra's pearls and Understanding uncertainty: a league table lottery . And for those who want to interact with ...

Article - plusadmin - 17 Jun 2010 - 10:56 - 0 comments

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 ...

Blog - jemh4 - 17 Jun 2014 - 15:28 - 0 comments

'Quantum theory: A very short introduction'

... of discoveries in the 1920s – including Hiesenberg's uncertainty principle, the probabilistic nature of quantum theory and ... of the scientist, whose ambition is to gain the maximum understanding of what is happening in the physical world. To settle for less ...

Review - Rachel - 20 Apr 2015 - 14:04 - 0 comments

Finding order in chaos

... nature, and attempts to make prediction in the presence of uncertainty. Chris Budd describes the search for pattern and order in chaos ... their future motions predicted. Crucial to this was the understanding that predictions could be made by using mathematics. This ...

Article - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 12:23 - 5 comments

What are the odds?

... includes Plus ) and Winton Programme for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, is addressing this ... Understanding of Risk and author of the Understanding uncertainty column on Plus . "The use of technology and hands-on ...

News - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 17:50 - 0 comments

'Deciphering the cosmic number'

... in the human psyche". It's an individual's pleasure in understanding nature that allows these archetypes to emerge from the ... Kepler as a thinking type, seeking a mechanical understanding of the Universe, and Fludd as a feeling type with a desire for ... Jung found this idea mirrored in Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, which asserts that at a quantum level, the world is not ...

Review - plusadmin - 22 Apr 2015 - 16:24 - 0 comments