An iterative method to estimate the combinatorial background
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The reconstruction of broad resonances is important for understanding the dynamics of heavy ion collisions. However, the large combinatorial background makes this objective very challenging. In this work an innovative iterative method which identifies signal and background contributions without input models for normalization constants is presented. This technique is successfully validated on a simulated thermal cocktail of resonances. This demonstrates that the iterative procedure is a powerful tool to reconstruct multi-differentially inclusive resonant signals in high multiplicity events as produced in heavy ion collisions.
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