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How to advise politicians

... 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. ...

Blog - mf344 - 17 Feb 2013 - 20:31 - 0 comments

Measuring catastrophic risk

... investigates. The notion of uncertainty In the early 19th century, the French mathematician ... epistemikos , meaning knowledge, stems from a lack of understanding of the true behaviour of a process. In catastrophe models, ...

Article - mf344 - 11 Jul 2011 - 14:32 - 0 comments

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 ... Quantum Physics . (5, de Broglie relation, quantum uncertainty, Schrödinger equation, wave function, wave-particle duality) ...

Article - plusadmin - 12 Jul 2011 - 15:42 - 0 comments

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, ...

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

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 ...

Blog - plusadmin - 6 Apr 2010 - 14:44 - 0 comments

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 ...

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

Editorial

... 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 - 11:56 - 0 comments

Births and deaths in fluid chaos

... range from the use of microfluids in nanotechnology, to understanding the flow of blood, the formation of tears in our eyes, ... progressively inaccurate as time passes. In fact, the uncertainty increases exponentially with time. This behaviour is complex, but ...

Article - plusadmin - 21 Dec 2012 - 12:08 - 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 ...

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

The Plus Olympic calendar: Friday 10th August

... a substitution in a football match? Understanding uncertainty: How psychic was Paul — How likely is it that Paul the octopus' ...

Blog - mf344 - 10 Aug 2012 - 07:59 - 0 comments