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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The physics of elementary particles: Part I

    ... there are elements in the chemical table! It has taken an understanding of mathematical symmetry combined with experiments into ... their range to very short distances (a consequence of the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics). In collisions at relatively low ...

    mf344 - 3 Jun 2015 - 12:32 - 2 comments

  7. 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 ...

    mf344 - 15 Dec 2014 - 12:37 - 0 comments

  8. Building bridges from mathematics to the City

    ... the cost of pensions might change in the future and how much uncertainty there was in those projections. The programme, says Cairns, gave ... "The real problem in the credit crisis was a lack of understanding and communication of assumptions and limitations of the models," ...

    mf344 - 12 Jun 2015 - 17:15 - 0 comments

  9. 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

  10. 'Quantum theory: A very short introduction'

    ... rush of discoveries in the 1920s – including Hiesenberg's uncertainty principle, the probabilistic nature of quantum theory and ... mind of the scientist, whose ambition is to gain the maximum understanding of what is happening in the physical world. To settle for less ...

    Rachel - 20 Apr 2015 - 15:04 - 0 comments