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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

Time to go retro
... crucial assumption in some fundamental results important to understanding what quantum mechanics tells us about the world. But is it an ... element already exists as the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle , which states that you cannot simultaneously know ...
Rachel  4 Oct 2016  14:35  0 comments

'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

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

Reality's neverending story
... believes that this question could bring us closer to understanding one of the deepest mysteries in physics: How our perceived ... be. If she locates its position precisely, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle mandates that its momentum will then be unknowable. The ...
Rachel  31 Dec 2015  15:06  0 comments

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

Paul the psychic octopus is back!
... Paul's contribution to the 2010 World Cup in our article Understanding uncertainty: how psychic was Paul? . ...
Rachel  17 Jun 2014  11:14  0 comments

'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

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," ...
Marianne  12 Jun 2015  17:15  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 ...
plusadmin  16 Jun 2010  12:56