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Calibrate with Confidence has been developed by academics at Coventry University and the University of Warwick

Prof Robert MacKay

Robert MacKay is Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick and its Centre for Complexity Science, including its doctoral training centre. He was recently named as a Renowned Fellow of the Engineering and Physical Research Council “Recognising Influential Scientists and Engineers” scheme. He is currently investigator in research projects on Management of complex systems, Energy storage, Behavioural Science and Internet Science.

Robert's principal research interests are in the statistical behaviour of complex dynamical systems, seeking to shed light on the concepts of emergence, tipping points and nudges.

Email: R.S.MacKay@warwick.ac.uk

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Prof Ralph Kenna

Ralph Kenna is a theoretical physicist whose interests are centred around statistical mechanics. He holds a Doctorate from the Karl Franzens Universität Graz in Austria and had positions at the University of Liverpool and in Trinity College Dublin before coming to Coventry University where, in 2006 he co-founded the Applied Mathematics Research Centre.

Ralph's research interests include phase transitions and critical phenomena, sociophysics and scientometrics.

Email: r.kenna@coventry.ac.uk

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Dr Rob Low

Rob Low is a mathematical physicist whose main interest is in geometric aspects of physics. After being awarded a DPhil in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, he joined Coventry University and is currently a reader in Mathematical Physics.

Rob's main research interest is in relativity, with a focus on aspects of causal structure. His interests also include liquid crystals and magnetohydrodynamics. In addition to research, he is enthusiastically involved with teaching across the spectrum of undergraduate mathematics.

Email: mtx014@coventry.ac.uk

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Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker is a former student of the University of Warwick who joined the project as part of her final year student research. After graduating in June 2014, with a first class Master of Mathematics degree, she joined a premium graduate training programme for teachers in Further Education and is currently teaching GCSE and A Level Mathematics in a sixth form college.

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