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

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 September 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 February 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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