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  1. Editorial

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

    plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 13:05

  2. Quantum geometry

    ... years or so physics has been chipping away at our intuitive understanding of the space we live in. Physicists tell us that rather than ... than the ordinary notion of space we're used to. Quantum uncertainty Werner Heisenberg, 1901-1976. But why ...

    plusadmin - 26 Mar 2015 - 09:20 - 5 comments

  3. How to solve a problem like mathematics

    ... of enjoyment of the subject. (See the Plus article Understanding uncertainty: A league table lottery for information on the benefits and ...

    plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 12:10 - 0 comments

  4. The Nature of Space and Time: An Evening of Speculation

    ... Institute. While we all have an intuitive understanding of space and time that is sufficient to get us through everyday ... assertions of quantum mechanics, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle , says that, at a tiny scale, it is impossible to ...

    plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 12:44 - 0 comments

  5. Do you know what's good for you - what's the best medicine?

    ... spun by the media. Read more... Understanding uncertainty: small but lethal Comparing and communicating small lethal ...

    Marianne - 15 Dec 2014 - 12:37 - 0 comments

  6. Paying the price

    ... to take the more scientific approach needed for a deeper understanding of financial risks, when they were so easily bewitched by ... lenders to sell the loans on for a fixed price (removing the uncertainty) to investment banks, who repackaged them as mortgage backed ...

    plusadmin - 12 Jun 2015 - 17:16 - 0 comments

  7. 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

  8. The Plus Olympic calendar: Friday 10th August

    ... a substitution in a football match? Understanding uncertainty: How psychic was Paul — How likely is it that Paul the octopus' ...

    Marianne - 10 Aug 2012 - 07:59 - 0 comments

  9. The Plus sports page: Power trip

    ... in the journal Physica A ; The Plus article Understanding uncertainty: The Premier League finds more randomness in sport; There ...

    plusadmin - 23 May 2013 - 12:34 - 1 comment

  10. 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 ...

    plusadmin - 11 Jun 2015 - 16:18 - 0 comments