Statistics & Data Analysis for Physicists

Note: Recording:
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Speaker: Thomas Wester, Boston University

When: August 13, 2020 (Thu), 12:30PM to 01:30PM (add to my calendar)
Hosted by: Eric Boyers

This event is part of the Graduate Student Council Events.

Part of the student seminar series. A recording will be posted on the event page.

Abstract: A critical component of the scientific method is quantifying and communicating what experimental data say about the models and theories we use to describe our world. Although statistics is rarely emphasized in a physics curriculum, the importance of having a working knowledge of statistical methods in physics cannot be understated. As physicists, we rely on statistics to contextualize data, compare results, and benchmark our experiments. This talk will cover basic statistical techniques and provide examples demonstrating their use in physics contexts.