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  1. Pan(dem)ic?

    ... to 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, ...

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

  2. Finding order in chaos

    ... also their future motions predicted. Crucial to this was the understanding that predictions could be made by using mathematics. This ... scale, based - almost paradoxically - on a fundamental uncertainty of the precise behaviour of sub-atomic particles. It is possible ...

    plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 13:23 - 6 comments

  3. 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 ...

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

  4. Winding numbers: Topography and topology II

    ... deformed 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. Topology ...

    Marianne - 21 May 2011 - 17:51 - 4 comments

  5. 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 ...

    plusadmin - 18 May 2011 - 14:12 - 0 comments

  6. Hubble's top five scientific achievements

    ... to within a factor of two. The main reason for this large uncertainty was the fact that the determination of distances in astronomy is ... marks the spot for more information). Consequently, a true understanding of dark energy will require a combination of observational ...

    plusadmin - 13 Apr 2011 - 17:38 - 3 comments

  7. 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 ...

    Marianne - 19 Jan 2011 - 15:19 - 0 comments

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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