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  1. 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 ...

    plusadmin - 12 Jun 2014 - 15:07 - 0 comments

  2. 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 ...

    mf344 - 24 Jan 2014 - 11:50 - 0 comments

  3. 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 ...

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

  4. 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 ... energy levels. It is possible to do this calculation without understanding what the physical meaning of the wave function Psi is. Indeed, it ...

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

  5. Editorial

    ... example Non-Euclidean geometry and Indra's pearls and Understanding uncertainty: a league table lottery . And for those who want to interact with ...

    plusadmin - 17 Jun 2010 - 11:56

  6. 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 ...

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

  7. News from the world of maths: When science goes bad...

    ... on the night. The lecture is brought to you by Understanding Uncertainty , the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk at ...

    plusadmin - 19 Aug 2010 - 19:25 - 0 comments

  8. 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 ...

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

  9. 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 ...

    plusadmin - 16 Apr 2010 - 14:05

  10. Plus Magazine

    September 2007 Understanding uncertainty What's the risk of passive smoking? Or climate change? How ...

    plusadmin - 16 Apr 2010 - 14:05