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September 2008 Open statistical issues in Particle Physics
Louis Lyons
Ann. Appl. Stat. 2(3): 887-915 (September 2008). DOI: 10.1214/08-AOAS163


Many statistical issues arise in the analysis of Particle Physics experiments. We give a brief introduction to Particle Physics, before describing the techniques used by Particle Physicists for dealing with statistical problems, and also some of the open statistical questions.


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Louis Lyons. "Open statistical issues in Particle Physics." Ann. Appl. Stat. 2 (3) 887 - 915, September 2008.


Published: September 2008
First available in Project Euclid: 13 October 2008

zbMATH: 05377252
MathSciNet: MR2516798
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/08-AOAS163

Keywords: blind analysis , combining results , goodness of fit , Hypothesis testing , nuisance parameters , parameter determination , Particle Physics , P-values , signal-background separation , upper limits

Rights: Copyright © 2008 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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