Testing nature to the limit: the Large Hadron Collider


  • Glen Cowan

    1. Physicist at Royal Holloway, University of London, and is developing statistical methods for particle physics, including applications of Bayesian statistics to measurements that will be made at the LHC. He is a member of its ATLAS Experiment team.
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The Large Hadron Collider is intended to probe to the very heart of nature. As it restarts after its teething problems, Glen Cowan explains how this huge experiment will depend crucially on statistics to interpret what it finds.