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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 - 18:50 - 0 comments

Imaging maths - Inside the Klein bottle

... about orientability of surfaces is one of the keys to understanding and classifying surfaces and manifolds in topology. A ... With three values, 81, the speed of light, and a secret "uncertainty" number, I can make this 6-lobed structure mathematically represent ...

Article - plusadmin - 6 Jan 2015 - 15:08 - 7 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 ...

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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 - 14:58 - 30 comments

News from the world of maths: When science goes bad...

... the night. The lecture is brought to you by Understanding Uncertainty , the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk at ...

Blog - plusadmin - 19 Aug 2010 - 19:25 - 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 . ISBN:  ...

Review - mf344 - 20 Apr 2015 - 14:58 - 0 comments

News from the world of maths: The agony and ecstasy of risk statistics

... by morality? David Spiegelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, investigates in his ... Times . David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website , which explores matters of risks and uncertainty, and ...

Blog - plusadmin - 19 Aug 2010 - 19:24 - 0 comments

Plus Magazine

March 2008 Understanding uncertainty: The Premier League This is the second part of our new column ... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, continues examining ...

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Plus Magazine

September 2007 Understanding uncertainty What's the risk of passive smoking? Or climate change? How ... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, gives Plus his take on uncertainty. ...

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Plus Magazine

... Also in this issue... Understanding uncertainty: The maths of surprises You meet an old friend on holiday, ...

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