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Modelling of Physics Processes

  • Luca Cadamuro
Chapter
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Abstract

An accurate modelling of the signal and background processes is crucial to explore the selected data events. Both simulations performed with the Monte Carlo technique and estimations in signal-free data regions (usually referred to as “data-driven” methods) are adopted to model the processes involved in the Open image in new window search as described in this chapter. Residual discrepancies between the modelling and the observed data, as well as statistical uncertainties affecting the data-driven methods, are taken into account as systematic uncertainties, that are part of the statistical interpretation of the data. A description of their sources and of their effects on the sensitivity of the search is presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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