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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 ...

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What can birds tell us about flying through ash clouds?

... concerned with how to make good decisions when faced with uncertainty. Now, there is a widely held view that rational people will always ... is a good thing and is a consequence of a mathematical understanding of the risks. Ignore the mathematics and airline executives ...

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March 2008 Understanding uncertainty: The Premier League This is the second part of our new column ... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, continues examining ...

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September 2007 Understanding uncertainty What's the risk of passive smoking? Or climate change? How ... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, gives Plus his take on uncertainty. ...

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... Also in this issue... Understanding uncertainty: The maths of surprises You meet an old friend on holiday, ...

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December 2007 Understanding uncertainty: A league table lottery This is the very first installment of ... column by David Spiegelhalter exploring issues of risk and uncertainty that concern all of us but confound many of us. We start with a ...

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... 2009 In this issue... Understanding uncertainty: Football crazy On May 22nd 2009 the English Premier league ...

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December 2008 Understanding uncertainty: What was the probability of Obama winning? This may seem ... anything from investigating diners' tipping behaviour to understanding climate change and genetics. ...

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March 2009 Understanding uncertainty: 2845 ways of spinning risk Would you prefer a game with a ... astronomical observations 400 years ago revolutionised our understanding of the Universe. But few people know that Galileo wasn't the ...

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... 2009 In this issue... Understanding uncertainty: Breast screening, a statistical controversy One in nine ...

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