I am not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question. But my main concern is to explain the idea of background/signal in Higgs decaying to 4 leptons or 2 gammas. I am absolutely not trying to create what physicists created in 2012 at ATLAS and CMS and I am sure that my computing resources do not even come close to any of that. What I am looking for is a simple way to explain the idea of background and noise as we normally see in particle physics experiments potentially using a matlab simulation. Initially, I was thinking of creating a sine wave as my signal and a pseudorandom normal distribution random numbers as my noise, but I do not know if I understand how to link it to what statisticians did at LHC. Does anyone have any suggestion? Again, if this is not the right forum for this, I apologize. Any help would be great,


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.