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Alistair Edwards

Honorary Research Fellow

Alistair Edwards has retired

If you need to contact him, please email cs-reception@york.ac.uk

Speakers for Schools

I give talks to schools under the auspicis of the organization Speakers for Schools. They are currently running the Predict 21 campaign, under which I will be talking to students from the Sirius Academy North under the title, Prediction is hard – particularly if it involves the future on Monday 17 May.

Slides for that talk (PowerPoint) are available.

I've written a paper!

Retired and in lockdown – and free from having to think about REF – I had nothing better to do than to write a paper on a topic that has almost nothing to do with my main research. Testing the November Alfa Tango Oscar Spelling Alphabet It is about the 'spelling alphabet' that people use in radio communications and the like. I don't think it's publishable, because its results are at variance with those in the literature, and anyway no-one is going to diverge from the current Nato standard.

Having mentioned its existence to various family and friends ('What have you been doing in lockdown?'), I suspect it has had more readers than most of my publications. If you can be bothered to look at it, comments will be very welcome.

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