Estimating Background Distributions in Particle Physics

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

Luiss Research Seminars, Luiss

Speaker: Larry Wasserman , Carnegie Mellon University


"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."