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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Time to go retro

    ... crucial assumption in some fundamental results important to understanding what quantum mechanics tells us about the world. But is it an ... element already exists as the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle , which states that you cannot simultaneously know ...

    Rachel - 4 Oct 2016 - 14:35 - 0 comments

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Evaluating a medical treatment - how do you know it works?

    ... patient's personal circumstances or lifestyle. Without more understanding of what was actually happening and without taking these factors ... intervals in David Spiegelhalter's Understanding uncertainty column, or in the Little handbook of statistical practice .) ...

    plusadmin - 7 Jun 2016 - 09:46 - 1 comment

  8. Reconstructing the tree of life

    ... here and instead return to our elegant theory of trees. Understanding evolutionary trees Figuring out who evolved from what and ... possible trees into a network is a way of coping with this uncertainty, so mathematicians are currently hard at work creating the ...

    plusadmin - 11 Jul 2016 - 13:46 - 2 comments

  9. 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 ...

    plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 18:50 - 0 comments

  10. 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