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Influenza virus: it's all in the packaging!
... 1918 pandemic is unclear and an interesting current topic). Understanding packaging is key to understanding reassortment. Let me count ... different segments. As a mathematician, I always found this uncertainty slightly puzzling, as the numbers immediately suggest random ...
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Plus Magazine
... 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 ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  14:05

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... 2009 In this issue... Understanding uncertainty: Football crazy On May 22nd 2009 the English Premier league ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  14:05

Is time travel allowed?
... go away. They are a consequence of the quantum mechanical uncertainty principle : if, at one moment of time, there are no fluctuations ... To learn the truth, we physicists must develop a deeper understanding of quantum theory in warped spacetime than we now have — i.e. a ...
plusadmin  18 May 2015  13:11  15 comments

The physics of elementary particles: Part I
... there are elements in the chemical table! It has taken an understanding of mathematical symmetry combined with experiments into ... their range to very short distances (a consequence of the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics). In collisions at relatively low ...
mf344  3 Jun 2015  12:32  2 comments

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December 2008 Understanding uncertainty: What was the probability of Obama winning? This may seem ... to anything from investigating diners' tipping behaviour to understanding climate change and genetics. ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  14:05

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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 ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  14:05

Building bridges from mathematics to the City
... the cost of pensions might change in the future and how much uncertainty there was in those projections. The programme, says Cairns, gave ... "The real problem in the credit crisis was a lack of understanding and communication of assumptions and limitations of the models," ...
mf344  12 Jun 2015  17:15  0 comments

Plus Advent Calendar Door #15: Take a risk today
... his TV appearances and newspaper articles, he runs the Understanding Uncertainty website , and he also regularly writes for Plus . Below is a ...
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