Feb 22 – 27, 2010
Jaipur, India
Europe/Zurich timezone

Statistics challenges in HEP

Feb 24, 2010, 9:40 AM
40m
Jaipur, India

Jaipur, India

Jaipur, India
Plenary Data Analysis - Algorithms and Tools Wednesday, 24 February - Plenary Session

Speaker

Dr Eilam Gross (Weissman Institute of Physical Sciences)

Description

The LHC was built as a discovery machine, whether for a Higgs Boson or Supersymmetry. In this review talk we will concentrate on the methods used in the HEP community to test hypotheses. We will cover via a comparative study, from the LEP hybrid "CLs" method and the Bayesian TEVATRON exclusion techniques to the LHC frequentist discovery techniques. We will explain how to read all the exclusion and prospective discovery plots with their yellow and green bands and how to include systematics in a significance calculation. The review is aimed to be pedagogical.

Primary author

Dr Eilam Gross (Weissman Institute of Physical Sciences)

Presentation materials