Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme

Statistics and Discoveries at the LHC (1/4)

by Dr Glen Cowan (Royal Holloway College, University of London)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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The lectures will give an introduction to statistics as applied in particle physics and will provide all the necessary basics for data analysis at the LHC. Special emphasis will be placed on the the problems and questions that arise when searching for new phenomena, including p-values, discovery significance, limit setting procedures, treatment of small signals in the presence of large backgrounds. Specific issues that will be addressed include the advantages and drawbacks of different statistical test procedures (cut-based, likelihood-ratio, etc.), the look-elsewhere effect and treatment of systematic uncertainties.
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