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... Advances in theoretical physics ; The mathematical understanding of chaos. You can find out more about the history of ... A famous consequence of waveparticle duality is the uncertainty principle , which states that you can never ever measure both ...
plusadmin  1 Nov 2016  16:12

The leaning tower of PISA?
... is a statistician and Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. And since a lot of ... extent oversimplified, so they go on to check whether the uncertainty that arises from this is acceptable. But in this case that's ...
Marianne  26 Sep 2016  14:56  0 comments

Schrödinger's equation — what is it?
... after the work of many scientists, including the theoretical understanding provided by James Clerk Maxwell , we discovered that light ... nature of electrons (see the Plus article Quantum uncertainty ). One of the most famous demonstrations of waveparticle ...
Marianne  12 Oct 2016  15:48  16 comments

News from the world of maths: When science goes bad...
... on the night. The lecture is brought to you by Understanding Uncertainty , the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk at ...
plusadmin  19 Aug 2010  19:25  0 comments

Climate change: Does it all add up?
... to affect all of our lives over the next fifty years. The understanding and analysis of climate change is an area where mathematicians, ... measurements, there is a lot of statistical variation and uncertainty in the data that is being measured, so long term trends can be hard ...
Marianne  1 Mar 2017  15:56  2 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 ...
jemh4  17 Jun 2014  16:28  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 ...
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 ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  14:05

Plus Magazine
September 2007 Understanding uncertainty What's the risk of passive smoking? Or climate change? How ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  14:05

Making sense of election statistics
... Approving a president David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website and has a column in Plus . Michael Blastland is ...
Marianne  18 Oct 2016  09:58  0 comments