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News from the world of maths: Not so fantasy football
... consulting a statistician than a football expert. On his Understanding Uncertainty website selfconfessed football unenthusiast David Spiegelhalter ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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'Superposition'
... illustrates a central difficulty with our quest for understanding. To be successful it necessitates abstraction, beautifully ... together the whole text. It reminded us of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle: you can never have all the information you want, ...
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Editorial
... example NonEuclidean 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

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 handson ...
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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 ...
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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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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

Plus Magazine
September 2007 Understanding uncertainty What's the risk of passive smoking? Or climate change? How ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  14:05