July 31, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Maynooth University
Europe/Dublin timezone

Bayesian techniques and applications to QCD

Aug 1, 2018, 11:00 AM
JH1 (Maynooth University)


Maynooth University

Invited plenary talk H. Statistical Methods for Physics Analysis in the XXI Century Plenary


Prof. Alexander Rothkopf (University of Stavanger)


Connecting experimental measurements, numerical simulations and microscopic theory to form a genuine understanding of nuclear matter in extreme conditions requires robust statistical tools. In this talk I will discuss Bayesian techniques, which allow the practitioner to make explicit her prior knowledge, as well as uncertainty, in a well controlled manner. As examples for application of Bayesian techniques in the realm of the strong interactions I will discuss the extraction of spectral functions from lattice QCD [1,2] and the recent estimates of transport properties from hydrodynamic modeling [3].

[1] M. Jarrell, J.E. Gubernatis Phys. Rep. 269 (1996) 133
[2] Y. Burnier, A.R., PRL 111 (2013) 182003
[3] J.E. Bernhard et.al. PRC94 (2016) 024907

Primary author

Prof. Alexander Rothkopf (University of Stavanger)

Presentation materials