# SLUO Lectures on Statistics and Numerical Methods in HEP

## August - September 2000

Go here to get streaming video of the lectures. Electronic copies of the written notes are available using the links below.

Date | Lecture# | Title (PDF files linked) | Lecturer |
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August 4 | 1 | The Fundamentals; Point Estimation | Frank Porter, Caltech |

August 7 | 2 | Maximum Likelihood, Least Squares and All That | FP |

August 8 | 3 | What is a Confidence Interval? | FP |

August 9 | 4 | Interval Estimation | FP |

August 10 | 5 | Systematic Errors: their treatment and diagnosis | Roger Barlow, Manchester University |

August 11 | 6 | The Bootstrap (or resampling) technique, or: Why you may not need 10**8 Monte Carlo events after all | RB |

August 28 | 7 | Optimal Observables - and other neat fitting techniques | RB |

August 29 | 8 | Signals, backgrounds, consistencies and probabilities | RB |

August 30 | 9 | Maximum Entropy and related methods | RB |

August 31 | 10 | Monte Carlo Methods | Frank Porter |

September 1 | 11 - 12 | Pattern Recognition/Hough Transform | Norman Graf, SLAC |