02-10-2009: Colloquium Louis Lyons

22 - 09 - 2009

Friday 2 October 2009, 15:30h, at Nikhef in room H331

Speaker: Louis Lyons

Title: Bayes versus Frequentism: the return of an old controversy

These two very different approaches to analysing data are described and contrasted, using examples both from every-day life and from the world of Physics. Cases where the resulting answers differ significantly will be discussed.  The discussion of the ideas involved will be such that they should be accessible to those with little previous practical experience of statistics.