Academic Training Lecture: Statistical Methods for Particle Physics

2, 3, 4 and 5 April 2012
Academic Training Lecture 
Regular Programme

from 11:00 to 12:00 -  Bldg. 222-R-001 - Filtration Plant

Statistical Methods for Particle Physics
by Glen Cowan (Royal Holloway)

The series of four lectures will introduce some of the important statistical methods used in Particle Physics, and should be particularly relevant to those involved in the analysis of LHC data. The lectures will include an introduction to statistical tests, parameter estimation, and the application of these tools to searches for new phenomena.  Both frequentist and Bayesian methods will be described, with particular emphasis on treatment of systematic uncertainties.  The lectures will also cover unfolding, that is, estimation of a distribution in binned form where the variable in question is subject to measurement errors.

by PH Department