Seminars and Conference Papers

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Slides or notes for my seminars or conference papers

Statistics Conference, Dunedin 2012: Hypothesis testing when a nuisance parameter is present only under the alternative - revisited (231K pdf file)

Abstract: One of the papers announcing the successful Higgs boson search says, "The global significance of a local 5.9 sigma excess anywhere in the mass range 110-600 GeV is estimated to be approximately 5.1 sigma ...". The relationship between these two sigma values seems to be derived from my 1977 paper on hypothesis testing (see here for a downloadable copy). This application provides a good excuse for me to review my paper and some of its subsequent applications.

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