PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 336 - XIII Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum (Confinement2018) - Plenary
Bayesian techniques and applications to QCD
A. Rothkopf
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Pre-published on: September 12, 2019
Published on: September 26, 2019
Realizing the full potential of interconnecting the large amounts of data created in physics experiments, phenomenological models and theory simulations requires robust tools for statistical inference. Here I review a particularly promising branch, Bayesian statistics, which over the past decade has found manifold use in high-energy physics. After a brief introduction to Bayesian statistics I will present two concrete examples, where Bayesian thinking has led to progress in understanding strongly interacting matter: unfolding problems in the form of lattice QCD spectral functions (in spirit similar to detector corrections), as well as the efficient estimation of quark-gluon-plasma parameters from a systematic comparison of experimental heavy-ion collision data and phenomenological models.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.336.0026
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