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

Look Elsewhere Effect in 2D

Sep 1, 2016, 3:30 PM
Clio (Makedonia Palace)


Makedonia Palace


Eilam Gross (Weizmann Institute of Science (IL))


Based on
Estimating the significance of a signal in a multi-dimensional search
Ofer Vitells, Eilam Gross (Weizmann Inst.). May 2011. 5 pp.
Published in Astropart.Phys. 35 (2011) 230-234


What happens when one has to consider that a background fluctuation might arise at an arbitrary mass AND with an arbitrary width?
How can a multidimensional Look Elsewhere Effect be taken into account without the need for expensive Monte Carlo simulations. We will present the analytic solution and its implication to the recent di photon excess observed in the LHC.

Primary authors

Eilam Gross (Weizmann Institute of Science (IL)) Ofer Vitells (Weizmann Institute of Science (IL))

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