- 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
... 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
- '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
- 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 ...
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- The philosophy of applied mathematics
... 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 ...
Article - mf344 - 24 Jun 2013 - 13:58 - 30 comments
- Do you know what's good for you? — The maths of infectious diseases
... 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 ...
Packages - mf344 - 12 Jun 2014 - 14:55 - 0 comments
- Freedom and physics
... observation, and physical reality. Heisenberg's famous uncertainty principle states that certain physical features of a particle ... about free will might well lay outside the limits of our understanding, I mean, the question itself makes very little sense. I'll ...
Article - mf344 - 23 Oct 2012 - 13:10 - 3 comments