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Paul Nord <firstname.lastname@example.org>> To:Phys-L@Phys-L.orgPaul,I did indeed enjoy David's lecture recordings, taken two years before his death from a stomach cancer. He was an Eng Professor at Cambridge who earlier visited CalTech as a Fullbright Scholar, where hisPhD thesis was to do with Bayesian neural net estimation.The following lecture #11 has a tantalizing glimpse of estimating two decay lifetimes via soft K meansdespite his visible nose holding at about 20 minutes into:
Wed, Sep 22 at 10:48 PM>> Brian,
You'd really enjoy David MacKay's lecture 10 on Information theory. He
really rips into physicists regarding "old school" methods. He's a
physicist, actually. So he should know.
Basically, the "old school" method is wrong and is not used in modern
analysis of half-life measurements.