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Bayesian Perspectives on the Discovery of the Higgs Particle

Dawid, Richard (2015) Bayesian Perspectives on the Discovery of the Higgs Particle. [Preprint]

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Abstract

It is argued that the high degree of trust in the Higgs particle before its discovery raises the question of a Bayesian perspective on data analysis in high energy physics in an interesting way that differs from other suggestions regarding the deployment of Bayesian strategies in the field.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Dawid, Richardrichard.dawid@philosophy.su.se
Additional Information: The paper will be published in Synthese
Keywords: Gauge field theory, standard model, Higgs, Bayesianism, confirmation, look elsewhere effect
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Depositing User: Dr. Richard Dawid
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2015 15:43
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 15:42
Item ID: 11700
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Date: October 2015
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11700

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