Systematic Errors in Particle Physics

Mar 16, 2017, 9:00 AM
Lecture Hall (Bad Honnef)

Lecture Hall

Bad Honnef

Topic 2: Tools and Methods for Partial Wave Analyses Session


Roger Barlow (University of Huddersfield (GB))


We consider some issues in the estimation of systematic errors as commonly performed by particle physicists. This is important in an era when large data samples reduce statistical errors to very small values,so that systematic uncertainties dominate. We highlight inconsistencies in the definitions and techniques currently used by some analysts, and offer guidelines for a more rigorous approach. Such estimates are more accurate, and in general smaller, than those from traditional practice.

Primary author

Roger Barlow (University of Huddersfield (GB))

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