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DM-Stat: Statistical Challenges in the Search for Dark Matter

The overarching objective of the DM-Stat workshop is to bring expert statisticians in techniques which may help or accelerate the eventual discovery of particle DM, together with leading physicists in areas relevant to the discovery of dark matter and its particle properties. The goal is to proceed via a set of distinct objectives: 1) Begin effective collaboration between the DM and astrostatistics communities; 2) Single out problems in the search for dark matter which can be effectively tackled with advanced statistical tools; 3) Introduce DM physicists to modern statistical tools, and provide them with resources to use them; and 4) Integrate statisticians and their expertise into teams looking for DM.
When 25 February 2018 02:40 PM to
02 March 2018 02:40 PM
Where Banff CA
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General statistical challenges include: 

  1. Meta-analyses, data fusion, and combining data sets;
  2. Search for modes and peaks; 
  3. Bayesian hierarchical modelling; 
  4. Robust methods for separating data from background. 

We aim to incorporate the latest developments in these fields into the search for DM.

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