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  1. 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

  2. Understanding uncertainty: Infinite monkey business

    ... David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. David and his team run the Understanding uncertainty website, which informs the public about issues involving risk ...

    plusadmin - 29 Jul 2014 - 14:37 - 2 comments

  3. 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

  4. Paul the psychic octopus is back!

    ... Paul's contribution to the 2010 World Cup in our article Understanding uncertainty: how psychic was Paul? . ...

    Rachel - 17 Jun 2014 - 11:14 - 0 comments

  5. 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

  6. Career interview: Mathematical modelling consultant

    ... it — for example on a computer — and gain a deeper understanding of it, predict its future behaviour, or conduct experiments that ... Statistics is important here because there is a lot of uncertainty involved. You may know the exact physical and mechanical properties ...

    plusadmin - 12 Jun 2014 - 15:07 - 0 comments

  7. The philosophy of applied mathematics

    ... question of applicability, but it has been argued that this uncertainty over foundations has influenced the very practice of applying ... would have been on (a) survival, and (b) mating. While understanding cause and effect, and being able to count distinct objects, and ...

    Marianne - 24 Jun 2013 - 14:58 - 30 comments

  8. 'Superposition'

    ... illustrates a central difficulty with our quest for understanding. To be successful it necessitates abstraction, beautifully ... together the whole text. It reminded us of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle: you can never have all the information you want, ...

    Rachel - 1 Jun 2013 - 12:54 - 0 comments

  9. The Plus sports page: Power trip

    ... in the journal Physica A ; The Plus article Understanding uncertainty: The Premier League finds more randomness in sport; There ...

    plusadmin - 23 May 2013 - 12:34 - 1 comment

  10. How to advise politicians

    ... more time and effort, or are they down to deeper gaps in or understanding or to processes we just can't pin down with better accuracy. ... to talk in terms of certainty. For more on risk and uncertainty see our understanding uncertainty section. ...

    Marianne - 17 Feb 2013 - 19:31 - 0 comments