4-8 April 2011
Uni Mainz, Institut fuer Physik
Europe/Berlin timezone
The school aims at providing education for the most relevant statistics related tasks, problems and methods for physics data analysis in the LHC era. It is mainly targeted at Graduate (Diploma/Master) and PhD students. The sessions consist of lectures interleaved with "hands on" practical work (paper, computer exercises and/or tutorials). A guided tour to the MAMI accelerator and its experiments completes the program. The topics covered are: - General introduction: probabilities, basic distributions - Parameter estimation, likelihood fits, constrained fits - Limit determination - Data unfolding - Systematic uncertainties - Multivariate analysis techniques, TMVA - Optional: Bayesian Analysis Toolkit (BAT)
Uni Mainz, Institut fuer Physik
5th floor, Lorentz-Raum and Minkowski-Raum
Staudinger Weg 7 55128 Mainz
The school fee is 50 Euro, to be paid in cash upon arrival. This includes the coffee breaks during the workshop, a small welcome reception, and the workshop dinner. Registration deadline is the 1st of March 2011. Special tutorial on the Bayesian Analysis Toolkit comes with extra fee of 10 Euro (http://www.mppmu.mpg.de/bat). The number of participants is limited to 50 people. Places are assigned on a "first come first serve" basis. Beyond that, a waiting list will be established. Please find some information on how to reach the Institut fuer Physik at: http://www.etap.physik.uni-mainz.de/how_to_reach_us_deu.php Accommodation: Please book yourself and note that in the same week the music fair is taking place in Frankfurt. Thus, already back in early December it was difficult to block some rooms and we strongly suggest early booking. We were still able to block a limited number of rooms (please use the keyword "Helmholtz Schule") in the - InterCityHotel Mainz, Binger Strasse 21, 55131 Mainz, Tel.:06131-58851300, Fax: 06131-58851200 (20-25 minutes walk, or by Bus, double rooms for about 106 Euro including breakfast, single rooms for about 82 Euro including breakfast) - IBIS Hotel Mainz, Holzhofstrasse 2, 55116 Mainz, Tel.: 06131-2470, Fax: 06131-234126 (25-30 minutes by Bus, exit at Universität or if possible at Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg, Ackermannweg or directly at Staudingerweg, 79 Euro per room (single or double) plus 10 Euro breakfast per person) The block bookings are valid until the 1st of March. All rooms will be released after this date! Some exercises require computer access. We would kindly ask to bring your own Laptop. If this is not possible and you also cannot share with a colleague of yours please let us know by sending an email to anacen@desy.de.