Word of the Day: Micromort

I’m not starting a new “word of the day” series, but I did learn this work today from the following video on risk analysis:

It’s an entertaining introduction to risk analysis, and they use the word micromort, referring to a measurement of the quantity of an action which gives you a 1 in a million chance of dying. The website is www.understandinguncertainty.org.


About brianblais

I am a professor of Science and Technology at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, and a research professor in the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems, Brown University. My research is in computational neuroscience and statistics. I teach physics, meteorology, astonomy, theoretical neuroscience, systems dynamics, artificial intelligence and robotics. My book, "Theory of Cortical Plasticity" (World Scientific, 2004), details a theory of learning and memory in the cortex, and presents the consequences and predictions of the theory. I am an avid python enthusiast, and a Bayesian (a la E. T. Jaynes), and love music.
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One Response to Word of the Day: Micromort

  1. scottk says:

    How great would it be to become a professor at Cambridge and ride to work on a bike, smoking, no-handed down the middle of the road? 🙂

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