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Title: Statistics and Discoveries at the LHC (1/4)

Abstract

The lectures will give an introduction to statistics as applied in particle physics and will provide all the necessary basics for data analysis at the LHC. Special emphasis will be placed on the the problems and questions that arise when searching for new phenomena, including p-values, discovery significance, limit setting procedures, treatment of small signals in the presence of large backgrounds. Specific issues that will be addressed include the advantages and drawbacks of different statistical test procedures (cut-based, likelihood-ratio, etc.), the look-elsewhere effect and treatment of systematic uncertainties.

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OSTI Identifier:
1026304
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
CERN
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; PHYSICS; DATA ANALYSIS; PROBABILITY; STATISTICS; BAYESIAN METHODS; LHC

Citation Formats

Cowan, Glen. Statistics and Discoveries at the LHC (1/4). CERN: N. p., 2010. Web.
Cowan, Glen. Statistics and Discoveries at the LHC (1/4). CERN.
Cowan, Glen. Mon . "Statistics and Discoveries at the LHC (1/4)". CERN. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1026304.
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abstractNote = {The lectures will give an introduction to statistics as applied in particle physics and will provide all the necessary basics for data analysis at the LHC. Special emphasis will be placed on the the problems and questions that arise when searching for new phenomena, including p-values, discovery significance, limit setting procedures, treatment of small signals in the presence of large backgrounds. Specific issues that will be addressed include the advantages and drawbacks of different statistical test procedures (cut-based, likelihood-ratio, etc.), the look-elsewhere effect and treatment of systematic uncertainties.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {CERN},
year = {2010},
month = {6}
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