### Abstract

Because the emphasis of the LHC is on 5<7 discoveries and the LHC environment induces high systematic errors, many of the common statistical procedures used in High Energy Physics are not adequate. I review the basic ingredients of LHC searches, the sources of systematics, and the performance of several methods. Finally, I indicate the methods that seem most promising for the LHC and areas that are in need of further study.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology - Proceedings of PHYSTAT 2005 |

Publisher | Imperial College Press |

Pages | 112-123 |

Number of pages | 12 |

ISBN (Print) | 1860946496, 9781860946493 |

State | Published - 2006 |

Event | 5th Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology Conference, PHYSTAT 2005 - Oxford, United Kingdom Duration: Sep 12 2005 → Sep 15 2005 |

### Other

Other | 5th Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology Conference, PHYSTAT 2005 |
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Country | United Kingdom |

City | Oxford |

Period | 9/12/05 → 9/15/05 |

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### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Astronomy and Astrophysics

### Cite this

*Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology - Proceedings of PHYSTAT 2005*(pp. 112-123). Imperial College Press.

**Statistical challenges for searches for new physics at the LHC.** / Cranmer, Kyle.

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*Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology - Proceedings of PHYSTAT 2005.*Imperial College Press, pp. 112-123, 5th Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology Conference, PHYSTAT 2005, Oxford, United Kingdom, 9/12/05.

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