Data Analysis in High Energy Physics (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
440
Utgivningsdatum
2012-05-25
Förlag
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Medarbetare
Behnke, Olaf (ed.), Kröninger, Kevin (ed.), Schott, Grégory (ed.), Schörner-Sadenius, Thomas (ed.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
150 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen
Illustrationer
Illustrations
Dimensioner
246 x 175 x 20 mm
Vikt
840 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9783527410583
Data Analysis in High Energy Physics (häftad)

Data Analysis in High Energy Physics

A Practical Guide to Statistical Methods

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This practical guide covers the essential tasks in statistical data analysis encountered in high energy physics and provides comprehensive advice for typical questions and problems. The basic methods for inferring results from data are presented as well as tools for advanced tasks such as improving the signal-to-background ratio, correcting detector effects, determining systematics and many others. Concrete applications are discussed in analysis walkthroughs. Each chapter is supplemented by numerous examples and exercises and by a list of literature and relevant links. The book targets a broad readership at all career levels - from students to senior researchers. An accompanying website provides more algorithms as well as up-to-date information and links. * Free solutions manual available for lecturers at www.wiley-vch.de/supplements/
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Olaf Behnke is a staff physicist at DESY (Hamburg) and an expert for the physics of heavy quarks. He currently holds the position of physics chair in the ZEUS experiment and has recently also joined CMS. Kevin Kroninger is working at the University of Gottingen on the ATLAS experiment, with a focus on top-quark physics. He is one of the authors of the Bayesian Analysis Toolkit (BAT). Thomas Schorner-Sadenius is a staff scientiest at DESY, Hamburg, where he is currently the leader of the Analysis Centre of the German Helmholtz Alliance ?Physics at the Terascale?. Gregory Schott is a physicist employed at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and works on the CMS experiment. His main contributions are in the fi eld of Higgs physics. He is one of the authors of the ROOSTATS software package.

Innehållsförteckning

1 Fundamental concepts Roger Barlow 2 Parameter estimation Olaf Behnke and Lorenzo Moneta 3 Hypothesis testing Gregory Schott 4 Interval Estimation Luc Demortier 5 Classification Helge Voss 6 Unfolding Volker Blobel 7 Constrained fits Benno List 8 How to deal with systematic uncertainties Rainer Wanke 9 Theory uncertainties Markus Diehl 10 Statistical methods commonly used in high energy physics Carsten Hensel and Kevin Kroninger 11 Analysis walk-throughs Aart Heijboer and Ivo van Vulpen 12 Applications in astronomy Harrison B. Prosper