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Influenza virus: it's all in the packaging!

... pandemic is unclear and an interesting current topic). Understanding packaging is key to understanding reassortment. Let me count ... segments. As a mathematician, I always found this uncertainty slightly puzzling, as the numbers immediately suggest random ...

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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 ...

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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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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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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 ...

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

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December 2007 Understanding uncertainty: A league table lottery This is the very first installment of ... column by David Spiegelhalter exploring issues of risk and uncertainty that concern all of us but confound many of us. We start with a ...

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... 2009 In this issue... Understanding uncertainty: Football crazy On May 22nd 2009 the English Premier league ...

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December 2008 Understanding uncertainty: What was the probability of Obama winning? This may seem ... anything from investigating diners' tipping behaviour to understanding climate change and genetics. ...

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March 2009 Understanding uncertainty: 2845 ways of spinning risk Would you prefer a game with a ... astronomical observations 400 years ago revolutionised our understanding of the Universe. But few people know that Galileo wasn't the ...

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