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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 ...

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

Editorial

... of material that's likely to come up in this issue's Understanding Uncertainty column and some recent news stories . The language of ...

Article - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 13:05 - 0 comments

Pan(dem)ic?

... The Lancet , Jenkins got hype confused with scientific uncertainty: in the face of the many unknowns that come with this new virus, ... the face of so many uncertainties? The biological side — understanding the virus and producing vaccines — is down to life scientists, ...

News - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 18:53 - 0 comments

Nobel mathematics

... a controlled process called programmed cell death . Understanding this process has great biological and medical importance - cancer ... work on how people make decisions in the face of uncertainty and risk. The other winner, Vernon Smith of George Mason ...

News - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 19:00 - 0 comments

Winding numbers: Topography and topology II

... to the other without crossing or For a deeper understanding of the problem, try researching the fundamental group . This ... fractions, dynamical systems, hyperbolic geometry, and uncertainty. Winding Numbers and Topology Thanks so much. ...

Article - mf344 - 21 May 2011 - 17:51 - 3 comments

Coincidence, correlation and chance

... pattern rather than randomness, certainty rather than uncertainty, existence rather than nonexistence, predator in the bushes rather ... is one way we're easily misled when it comes to our understanding of probability. The thing to remember is that rare things happen ...

Article - plusadmin - 18 May 2011 - 14:12 - 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 ...

Blog - mf344 - 19 Jan 2011 - 16:19 - 0 comments

Editorial

... Advances in theoretical physics ; The mathematical understanding of chaos. You can find out more about the history of ... A famous consequence of wave-particle duality is the uncertainty principle , which states that you can never ever measure both ...

Article - plusadmin - 7 Jan 2011 - 18:39 - 0 comments

Understanding uncertainty: 2845 ways of spinning risk

March 2009 This animation is from the Understanding Uncertainty website . This text is usually replaced by the Flash ...

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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, ...

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