Advanced analysis methods in particle physics

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Each generation of high energy physics experiments is grander in scale than the previous - more powerful, more complex and more demanding in terms of data handling and analysis. The spectacular performance of the Tevatron and the beginning of operations of the Large Hadron Collider, have placed us at the threshold of a new era in particle physics. The discovery of the Higgs boson or another agent of electroweak symmetry breaking and evidence of new physics may be just around the corner. The greatest challenge in these pursuits is to extract the extremely rare signals, if any, from huge backgrounds ... continued below

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Bhat, Pushpalatha C. October 1, 2010.

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Each generation of high energy physics experiments is grander in scale than the previous - more powerful, more complex and more demanding in terms of data handling and analysis. The spectacular performance of the Tevatron and the beginning of operations of the Large Hadron Collider, have placed us at the threshold of a new era in particle physics. The discovery of the Higgs boson or another agent of electroweak symmetry breaking and evidence of new physics may be just around the corner. The greatest challenge in these pursuits is to extract the extremely rare signals, if any, from huge backgrounds arising from known physics processes. The use of advanced analysis techniques is crucial in achieving this goal. In this review, I discuss the concepts of optimal analysis, some important advanced analysis methods and a few examples. The judicious use of these advanced methods should enable new discoveries and produce results with better precision, robustness and clarity.

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  • Journal Name: Submitted to Ann.Rev.Nucl.Part.Sci.; Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 1

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-PUB-10-054-E
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • DOI: 10.1146/annurev.nucl.012809.104427 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 993554
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1012113

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Bhat, Pushpalatha C. Advanced analysis methods in particle physics, article, October 1, 2010; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1012113/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.