Estimating Background Distributions in Particle Physics

Gio, 10/22/2020 - 17:00 / 18:00

Luiss Research Seminars, Luiss

Speaker: Larry Wasserman , Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract:


"To test for new events in particle colliders, one needsa good estimate of the background distribution, that is,the null distribution. I'll discuss our work on estimatingthe background distribution for di-Higgs events.Our methods are based on classifiers and optimal transport.This is joint work with Tudor Manole, Patrick Bryant,Mickael Kuusela and John Alison."