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'The mathematics lover's companion'
... under one of three main categories: number, shape and uncertainty. There is also a preface that includes Scheinerman's suggestions on ... most mathematicians and people who already have a good understanding of mathematics have an edge here. If you fall into this category ...
Marianne  7 Aug 2017  17:21  0 comments

News from the world of maths: Shine a light on dodgy stats
... As David Spiegelhalter, Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, writes on his website Understanding Uncertainty , the studies suffer from three major flaws: poor data, ...
plusadmin  19 Aug 2010  19:24  0 comments

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 ...
plusadmin  6 Apr 2010  14:44  0 comments

Measuring catastrophic risk
... By Shane Latchman The notion of uncertainty In the early 19th century, the French mathematician ... epistemikos , meaning knowledge, stems from a lack of understanding of the true behaviour of a process. In catastrophe models, ...
Marianne  11 Jul 2011  14:32  1 comment

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

Celebrate chance, coincidence and unlikelihood this Friday – Huntrodd's Day!
... David Spiegelhalter OBE , Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk and friend of Plus , was surprised. So surprised that ... coincidence in Spiegelhalter's Plus column or the Understanding Uncertainty site. ...
Rachel  29 Sep 2014  15:09  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 oversimplified, so they go on to check whether the uncertainty that arises from this is acceptable. But in this case that's ...
Marianne  26 Sep 2016  14:56  0 comments

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

Schrödinger's equation — what is it?
... after the work of many scientists, including the theoretical understanding provided by James Clerk Maxwell , we discovered that light ... nature of electrons (see the Plus article Quantum uncertainty ). One of the most famous demonstrations of waveparticle ...
Marianne  12 Oct 2016  15:48  16 comments

Queen's Birthday Honours for David Spiegelhalter and Helen Mason
... — David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, and has been knighted for ... risk'. He started the brilliant project Understanding Uncertainty , writes public articles, lectures to public and school audiences ...
jemh4  17 Jun 2014  16:28  0 comments