News tagged with probabilities

Abuse from other universes -- a second opinion

At the end of last year, there was a flurry of activity from astronomers Gurzadyan and Penrose that considered the evidence of alternate universes or the existence of a universe prior to the Big Bang and suggested that such ...

dateOct 10, 2011 in Astronomy
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Volleyball skills study: Men should serve, women dig

Knowing which skills to develop and use is a key element to an athlete?s success. Brigham Young University statistics professor Gilbert Fellingham recently published an article in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports ...

dateSep 16, 2010 in Other
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'Professor Risk' versus the psychic octopus

( -- Having devoted his career to using statistical analysis to make accurate predictions, Professor David Spiegelhalter will this week attempt to explain how Paul the 'psychic' octopus appears to be beating him ...

dateJul 26, 2010 in Mathematics
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