Theory seminar: Debinning: Data Smoothing with a New Probability Calculus

Abram Krislock, UiO

During Supersymmetry phenomenology research, involving simulations of the Large Hadron Collider experiments, a certain mistrust of data analysis using common histograms arose. Someone once said, "Change the bins and try the fit again..." A quest began to eliminate the bins entirely. After a recent study, it was clear that a deeper understanding of statistics was needed to complete this quest. A new probability calculus was discovered, leading to an interesting new data smoothing technique.

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Published Feb. 20, 2015 8:56 AM - Last modified Feb. 20, 2015 9:05 AM