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Andrea Saltelli

Andrea Saltelli

Adjunct professor, University of Bergen

Andrea Saltelli has worked on physical chemistry, environmental sciences, applied statistics, impact assessment and science for policy. His main disciplinary focus is on sensitivity analysis of model output, a discipline where statistical tools are used to interpret the output from mathematical or computational models, and on sensitivity auditing, an extension of sensitivity analysis to the entire evidence-generating process in a policy context. At present he is in at the European Centre for Governance in Complexity, a joint undertaking of the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) - University of Bergen (UIB), and of the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA) -Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB). The ECGC is located in the UAB campus in Barcelona. His latest works include Science on the Verge, a book on the crisis of science, a series of article of criticism of the Ecological Footprint (https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.1016%252Fj.ecolind.2016.04.014), and a discussion of poor practices in sensitivity analysis (https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.1016%252Fj.scitotenv.2016.02.133). See www.andreasaltelli.eu for more.

Scientists' march on Washington is a bad idea – here's why

Mar 08, 2017 08:05 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The April 22 March for Science, like the Womens March before it, will confront United States President Donald Trump on his home turf this time to challenge his stance on climate change and vaccinations, among other...

To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself

Jan 27, 2017 10:51 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

Before Brexit and the US elections, Nature magazine columnist Colin Macilwain set out a challenge: If Donald Trump were to trigger a crisis in Western democracy, scientists would need to look at their part in its...

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Economy

UK gilts trade mixed ahead of 5-year auction, Q4 GDP

The UK gilts traded mixed Monday as investors remain keen to watch the 5-year auction, scheduled to be held on March 28. Also, the countrys fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), due to be release by the end of this...

German bunds bounce after investors shrug-off higher-than-expected business climate index, eye Praet’s speech

The German bunds bounced on the first trading day of the week after investors largely shrugged off higher-than-expected Ifo business climate index. Also, market participants are eyeing the European Central Bank (ECB)...

EUR/PLN likely to edge higher gradually towards 4.35 over the coming quarter on NBP’s relaxed monetary stance, says Commerzbank

The EUR/PLN currency pair is expected to gradually edge higher towards a level of 4.35 in the coming quarter, following the National Bank of Polands relaxed monetary policy stance. The zloty appreciated in recent months,...

JGBs flat in mild trading session after Trumpcare rout; investors eye February CPI data

The Japanese government bonds remained flat in mild trading session Monday, following a slight global rout as concerns mounted over the United States President Donald Trumps inability to overhaul the US healthcare...

New Zealand bonds close tad higher amid mild trading activity

The New Zealand bonds closed tad higher Monday, slightly racing the U.S. counterparts amid a session that witnessed data of little economic significance. The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond, which moves inversely to...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Message from Mnuchin loud and clear

There are lots of uncertainties surrounding the new administration in the United States led by President Donald Trump. While it can be sometimes noisy surrounding Trump given the level of theatricals in the media, one can...

“Sesame Street” To Introduce Its First Autistic Muppet; Is The PBS Defunding Move Due To The Show’s Parody Of Donald Trump For Years?

Early this week, Sesame Street officially debuted its first Muppet with autism. Julia, a red-haired shy Muppet, was first introduced last year in digital form for Sesame Workshops Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in...

Can Silicon Valley's autocrats save democracy?

In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social networks vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a manifesto, was his most...

George Osborne at the Evening Standard: the latest through a long-revolving door

In announcing the former chancellor, George Osborne, as its new editor, the London Evening Standard continues a strong tradition of political elites having easy access to employment within the media elite. They sometimes...

A clarion call for a new kind of popular politics

If the rising sense of alienation from the political process is to be reversed in the long term, it will require more than a quick dose of populist rhetoric or tinkering with the way politics is organised. The British...

Science

Astronomers to peer into a black hole for the first time with new Event Horizon Telescope

Ever since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, filmmakers and other artists. Perhaps part of the allure is that these...

Complete Synthetic Genome Creation Within Reach

Genetic manipulation is an incredibly touchy subject that many scientists would love to dive into headlong, but which the rest of the world has been preventing them from doing. As a result, researchers have had to make...

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability

Our economy and society ultimately depend on natural resources: land, water, material (such as metals) and energy. But some scientists have recognised that there are hard limits to the amount of these resources we can use....

Scientists Create DNA Computer With Potentially Infinite Memory And Processing Capacity

One of the biggest challenges confronting humanity right now is the impending wall that technology will eventually hit when it comes to the memory and processing capacity of computers. One of the avenues that scientists...

Scientific theories aren't mere conjecture – to survive they must work

The evidence is incontrovertible. Global warming is occurring. Climate change is real, is serious and has been influenced by anthropogenic activity. The scientific evidence is clear: Global climate change caused by human...

Technology

Apple Might Finally Start Selling iPhones In China Again

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Tesla Model 3 Dashboard The Same As Model S, Will Have Better Range Than Chevy Bolt Though

The Tesla Model 3 is the companys attempt at finally accessing that coveted mass consumer market and a lot is riding on it. If fans were hoping for a more futuristic dashboard, however, it seems CEO Elon Musk popped that...

Blizzard To Release StarCraft: Remastered This Summer

Even with titanic titles like Diablo III, World of Warcraft, and most recently, Overwatch, Blizzard hasnt forgotten fans of some of its older titles. The publisher recently announced that StarCraft: Remastered will be...

After Disastrous Accident, Uber Stops Autonomous Driving Tests

In yet another nail in Ubers coffin, the cab-hailing firm suffered the single worst road accident involving autonomous vehicles without counting the fatal incidents with Tesla vehicles last year. While the worst that...

UK Pressuring WhatsApp To Give Up Encryption Secrets After London Terror Attack

Following the recent attack in Westminster, London, UK officials have been scrambling to provide its citizens with a measure of security and assure the public that it is doing everything it can to prevent future attacks....
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