August 28, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Europe/Athens timezone

Unfolding techniques in Particle Physics

Sep 1, 2016, 5:50 PM
Kalliopi (Makedonia Palace)


Makedonia Palace


Stefan Schmitt (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))


The problem of correcting data for detector effects (unfolding) is
disussed, with emphasis on practical difficulties showing up
in particle physics. A selection of unfolding methods
commonly used in particle physics is presented, such as
iterative algorithms (D'Agostini), methods based on matrix
decomposition (SVD unfolding) and fits with Tikhonov regularisation
(TUnfold). The differences between the methods are discussed and their
weak and strong points are compared.

Primary author

Stefan Schmitt (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))

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