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Understanding uncertainty: 2845 ways of spinning risk

March 2009 This animation is from the Understanding Uncertainty website . This text is usually replaced by the Flash ...

Page - plusadmin - 30 Apr 2010 - 14:11 - 0 comments

Understanding uncertainty: A league table lottery

... instalment of David Spiegelhalter's regular column called Understanding uncertainty. League tables are controversial and for good reason. Few ...

Article - plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 10:47 - 2 comments

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 over-simplified, so they go on to check whether the uncertainty that arises from this is acceptable. But in this case that's ...

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Hubble's top five scientific achievements

... to within a factor of two. The main reason for this large uncertainty was the fact that the determination of distances in astronomy is ... the spot for more information). Consequently, a true understanding of dark energy will require a combination of observational ...

Article - plusadmin - 13 Apr 2011 - 16:38 - 1 comment

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

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 - 14:42 - 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 - 18:24 - 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 - 13:44 - 0 comments

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 ...

News - plusadmin - 23 May 2013 - 11:34 - 1 comment

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 - 18:24 - 0 comments