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Paul the psychic octopus is back!

... Paul's contribution to the 2010 World Cup in our article Understanding uncertainty: how psychic was Paul? . ...

Blog - Rachel - 17 Jun 2014 - 11:14 - 0 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 ...

News - mf344 - 24 Jan 2014 - 12:50 - 0 comments

Reconstructing the tree of life

... and instead return to our elegant theory of trees. Understanding evolutionary trees Figuring out who evolved from what and ... possible trees into a network is a way of coping with this uncertainty, so mathematicians are currently hard at work creating the ...

Article - plusadmin - 12 Jun 2014 - 14:24 - 0 comments

Teacher package: Maths and art

... art. ( Physics, string theory ) Understanding uncertainty: Pure randomness in art — This article is based on a talk the ...

Packages - plusadmin - 12 Jun 2014 - 15:56 - 0 comments

Career interview: Mathematical modelling consultant

... it — for example on a computer — and gain a deeper understanding of it, predict its future behaviour, or conduct experiments that ... Statistics is important here because there is a lot of uncertainty involved. You may know the exact physical and mechanical properties ...

Careers - plusadmin - 12 Jun 2014 - 15:07 - 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

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

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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