Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Statistical issues for Higgs and new physics searches

Jul 16, 2009, 11:00 AM
Large Lecture - Hall B (Kraków, Poland)

Large Lecture - Hall B

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Higgs and New Physics III. Higgs and New Physics


Dr Eilam Gross (Weizmann Institute)Prof. Eilam Gross (Weizmann Institute of Science)


How should we interpret discovery sensitivity plots and exclusion plots? What are the expected limits vs the actual ones? Was the look elsewhere effect taken into account? Why do Bayesian and frequentist approaches sometimes give very different answers? In a short review we will try to answer these and other questions that some of us wanted to ask but wouldn't dare.

Primary author

Dr Eilam Gross (Weizmann Institute)

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