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Special seminar "Advanced statistics for discoveries"

Ajouté le Jeudi 5 Avril 2012
April 12, 2012 - Introduction
April 24-25, 2012 - Advanced theory and hands-on part
 IIHE ULB-VUB, Large seminar room

Organised by Pascal Vanlaer (ULB) and Jorgen D'Hondt (VUB)

This special 3-day seminar on "advanced statistics for discoveries" provides the advanced statistical foundations that allow discrepancies with an expected background to be quantified, paving the way to a discovery. It is meant for graduate students and above. It covers tests of the presence of a new signal and the evaluation of its significance, both in theory and in practice using the RooStats statistical tool.

The seminar is organised as follows: on the first day, a reminder of statistics will be given by IIHE staff (fitting and hypothesis testing); followed by a simple RooStats exercise in the afternoon, taught by IIHE PhD students. The second part would be taught by Wouter Verkerke, one of the RooStats authors, from NIKHEF, who will teach the advanced theory part interleaved with hands-on exercises.

People attending must come with a laptop configured as described below. The configuration contains a virtual machine with the required operating system and Root version already installed, that guarantees a unique platform for all people attending. This setup is mandatory. In case of problems, please contact grid_adminATlistserv.ulb.ac.be

This seminar is organized with financial support from the doctoral schools on Physics and Astrophysics (Ecole doctorale thematique PandA - Communaute francaise de Belgique) and on Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering (NSE - VUB), the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (F.R.S.-FNRS) and the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO).

More information: http://mon.iihe.ac.be/trac/t2b/wiki/VMForStatsCourse

Dernière mise à jour par Glenn Barnich Jeudi 5 Avril 2012