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  1. How to advise politicians

    ... more time and effort, or are they down to deeper gaps in or understanding or to processes we just can't pin down with better accuracy. ... to talk in terms of certainty. For more on risk and uncertainty see our understanding uncertainty section. ...

    Marianne - 17 Feb 2013 - 19:31 - 0 comments

  2. 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

  3. Reconstructing the tree of life

    ... here and instead return to our elegant theory of trees. Understanding evolutionary trees Figuring out who evolved from what and ... possible trees into a network is a way of coping with this uncertainty, so mathematicians are currently hard at work creating the ...

    plusadmin - 11 Jul 2016 - 13:46 - 2 comments

  4. 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

  5. 'An accidental statistician'

    ... surfaces , with Norman Hunter (1987). It expresses a key understanding behind statistical modelling — and it applies to broader ... Kevin is an occasional contributor to the Understanding Uncertainty website . Review by  Kevin McConway ...

    Marianne - 20 Apr 2015 - 14:58 - 1 comment

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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. 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