News tagged with mathematician

Climate and the statistics of extremes

( -- Swiss mathematicians have shown that the risk of extreme climate events is largely underestimated. They are developing a model for better understanding the impact of climate change.

dateJan 18, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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GDP up, happiness down

The gross domestic product of the United States -- that oft-cited measure of economic health -- has been ticking upward for the last two years.

dateDec 16, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Tall water waves behave unexpectedly

( -- In investigating the behavior of large-amplitude standing water waves, mathematician Jon Wilkening of the University of California, Berkeley, has discovered that the waves’ behavior cannot be explained ...

dateNov 15, 2011 in General Physics feature
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