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Predictions and errors

May 30th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Javier Amezcua Predicting is one of the most ambitious goals of science. It goes beyond describing and explaining, and it attempts to “tell the future”. The prediction process has the following basic steps: We have an estimate of the … Continue reading

A Random Blog

May 23rd, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Peter Clark As a young scientist I was introduced to turbulent flow in the traditional way – we consider an ‘infinite ensemble of realisations’ of a random flow, and split each realisation into the average over the ensemble and … Continue reading

Characterising extreme event occurrence

May 16th, 2016 : 06:45 AM

By Reinhard Schiemann When presented with a new data sample, the first thing many of us scientists do is to characterise it in terms of two numbers: the average or mean value of the sample, and the spread or variance of … Continue reading


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