Statistical challenges for searches for new physics at the LHC

Kyle Cranmer

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    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 languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationStatistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology - Proceedings of PHYSTAT 2005
    PublisherImperial College Press
    Pages112-123
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)1860946496, 9781860946493
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
    Event5th Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology Conference, PHYSTAT 2005 - Oxford, United Kingdom
    Duration: Sep 12 2005Sep 15 2005

    Publication series

    NameStatistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology - Proceedings of PHYSTAT 2005

    Other

    Other5th Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology Conference, PHYSTAT 2005
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityOxford
    Period9/12/059/15/05

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Cranmer, K. (2006). Statistical challenges for searches for new physics at the LHC. In Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology - Proceedings of PHYSTAT 2005 (pp. 112-123). (Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology - Proceedings of PHYSTAT 2005). Imperial College Press.