Recent & Upcoming Talks

2019

I discuss findings from my recent comparison of Bayesian and frequentist approaches to resonance searches (1902.03243). I introduce a …

I discuss my recent comparison of Bayesian and frequentist approaches to a resonance-like feature in the spectrum measured by DAMPE and …

I discuss my recent comparison of Bayesian and frequentist approaches to a resonance-like feature in the spectrum measured by DAMPE and …

2018

We investigate the impact of uncertainty in the velocity distribution of dark matter on direct detection experiments. We construct an …

I present results from 1711.09912 of frequentist and Bayesian statistical analyses of Higgs- and Z-portal models of dark matter …

I present results from 1711.09912 of frequentist and Bayesian statistical analyses of Higgs- and Z-portal models of dark matter …

We, the GAMBIT collaboration, perform statistical analyses of models in particle physics. We must determine whether points in a …

I present results from 1711.09912 of frequentist and Bayesian statistical analyses of Higgs- and Z-portal models of dark matter …

2017

I discuss how one can use Bayesian statistics to judge scientific theories, showing that an automatic Occam’s razor penalises …

Using the DAMA/LIBRA anomaly as an example, we formalise the notion of halo-independence in the context of Bayesian statistics and …

Using the DAMA/LIBRA anomaly as an example, we formalise the notion of halo-independence in the context of Bayesian statistics and …

Using the DAMA/LIBRA anomaly as an example, we formalise the notion of halo-independence in the context of Bayesian statistics and …

In light of recent controversy about $p$-values, I discuss Bayes factors and their potential application in particle physics at the …

2016

The relaxion mechanism is a novel solution to the hierarchy problem that utilizes the dynamics of an axion-like field. I discuss …

I argue that traditional fine-tuning and naturalness arguments in physics originate from Bayesian statistics, including an overview of …

Lindley’s paradox is a difficulty reconciling two paradigms, Bayesian and frequentist statistics. Like in physics, paradoxes are …

The relaxion mechanism is a novel solution to the hierarchy problem that utilizes the dynamics of an axion-like field. I discuss …

The discovery of a 125 GeV Higgs-like boson and null results in searches for new physics at the LHC have lead to renewed interest in …

The relaxion mechanism is a novel solution to the hierarchy problem that utilizes the dynamics of an axion-like field. I discuss …

2015

2014

Discussions are underway for a high-energy proton-proton collider. Two preliminary ideas are the $\sqrt{s}=33$ TeV HE-LHC and the …

2013

In light of the failed supersymmetry searches at the LHC, with Bayesian statistics, I discuss: Where is supersymmetry?, and, Is the …

2011

I explain how we identify the regions of the Constrained Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model’s parameter space that are in best …