Wednesday, October 27, 2010

When Modeling Reality Is Not An Option (The Robust Mathematical Modeling Blog)

Some of you know this but others may not. I sometimes blog about robust mathematical modeling (when modeling reality is not an option is the motto). The reason I say this is because I just wrote an entry there about a workshop I attended last week on issues related to modeling and its pitfalls. One of the issue discussed (the MOX talk) used to be an issue we struggled with in the Excess-Weapons Plutonium disposition program back in the late nineties.  The entry  SCM Talks: Electricity Production Management and the MOX Computational Chain features the fascinating problematic of planning electricity production for France and the computational difficulties stemming from performing experiments and computational calibration exercises outside the real region of operation of a nuclear reactor.  

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