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20 May 2016, Workshop 'Informal Aspects of Uncertainty Evaluation', Cambridge, England

Date: 20 May 2016
Location: Cambridge, England

Philosophers of science have studied scientific uncertainty from the viewpoint of formal probabilistic frameworks, such as classical probability theory and Bayesianism. It is not always clear how to apply such formal tools to cases of uncertainty evaluation encountered in scientific practice. This one-day workshop will be dedicated to a critical examination of informal practices of uncertainty evaluation in metrology, climate science, particle physics and computer science, with the aim of clarifying whether and why certain kinds of uncertainty resist formalization. This workshop will also serve as the concluding event of the Economies of Uncertainty project, funded by a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme.

Speakers will be: Fabien Grégis (Paris 7), Phil Maguire (NUI Maynooth), Luca Mari (LIUC Italy), Wendy Parker (Durham), Lenny Smith (LSE and Oxford), Kent Staley (Saint Louis) and Eran Tal (Cambridge).

For additional details on this event, please visit the workshop website: http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/et382/events.html. Attendance is free to all members of the academic community and no registration is required. However, if you plan to attend please email the organizer, Dr. Eran Tal () by Friday, May 13th 2016 so as to allow for a sufficient supply of food.

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