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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 ...

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

Making sense of election statistics

... a president David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website and has a column in Plus . Michael Blastland is ...

News - mf344 - 22 Jul 2010 - 11:02 - 0 comments

Tying it all up

... the whole paraphernalia of modern technology relies on the understanding these two theories bring, they are mutually incompatible, because ... statements from quantum mechanics is the Heisenberg uncertainty principle . This is the principle that, at the very tiny (quantum) ...

Article - plusadmin - 30 Jun 2010 - 11:36 - 1 comment

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 ...

News - mf344 - 22 Jul 2010 - 10:53 - 0 comments

Editorial

... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, has had a closer look at ... need to rigorously justify their claims and quantify the uncertainty involved in their models and conclusions. They can no longer pull ...

Article - plusadmin - 16 Jun 2010 - 12:56 - 0 comments

From restaurants to climate change

... anything from investigating diners' tipping behaviour to understanding climate change and genetics. December ... is represented by the line, and the grey band indicates uncertainty about the line. Because size takes integer values, and we are ...

Article - plusadmin - 19 May 2010 - 17:01 - 0 comments

Plus leaves the classroom

... the unwary — how to communicate and evaluate risk and uncertainty, how to explain seeming paradoxes, how to avoid the common pitfalls ... choice of where to have their treatment (which meant understanding the perverse incentives caused by performance monitoring and just ...

Article - plusadmin - 16 Jun 2010 - 15:40 - 0 comments

New GCE AS/A-level Cores

... However, the existing section on the "Mathematics of Uncertainty" has been removed. This was a controversial section in 1993. It ... of the total A-level marks) which tests the candidates' understanding of the connections between different elements of mathematics. ...

Page - plusadmin - 16 Apr 2010 - 13:59 - 0 comments