From cybercrime to earthquakes, influenza to air travel, research on risk and uncertainty reflects issues that are of paramount importance.


How much does cybercrime cost?

18 Jun 2012

The first systematic study of the cost of cybercrime recommends that society should spend less on antivirus software and more on policing the...

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Eruptions that shook the world

The Eruption after tomorrow

07 Mar 2012

Imagine the perfect storm. A series of severe volcanic eruptions engulf the globe, spewing ash and sulphur into the atmosphere, causing widespread...

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Volcanic Eruption.

Ash clouds? You ain't seen nothing yet...

13 Jun 2011

The recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland upset airline bosses and caused a lot of fuss, but they were trivial by comparison with what could happen...

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Behind the scenes at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Science is a Risky Quiz-ness: A new study aims to assess how we perceive risks

05 Apr 2011

A new study aims to be the biggest study of risk perception ever undertaken.

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Fieldwork in China

When disaster strikes

01 Nov 2010

Using satellite imagery, researchers have developed the first systematic approach for tracking the recovery of regions stricken by natural disaster.

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Fabric of folly - weekly unique visitors

Risk initiatives seek to challenge the stats we’re in

21 Jan 2010

Two different projects which aim to improve our understanding of the nature of, and statistical realities behind, health scares, natural disasters...

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The 'bath-ring' in Crete

Tsunami risk in the Mediterranean

01 May 2008

Research reveals the cause of an ancient catastrophe that could threaten the Mediterranean again.

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The mathematics of avalanches

01 Sep 2007

Each year more than a million avalanches fall worldwide, killing around a hundred people in the Alps alone. Can mathematical models be used to...

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Infared spectrometer at mount Erebus, Antarctica

Remote sensing in extreme environments

01 Feb 2007

Sensor technologies are being applied in ever more challenging environments but they don’t get much more extreme than a 3800-metre-high volcano in...

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