by Julien Donini

The fifth edition of the IN2P3 School Of Statistics gives an overview of the concepts and tools used in particle physics, astro-particle physics and cosmology when probabilities and statistics come to play. In particular, this edition is dedicated to the use of multivariate discriminants in the framework of data analyses performed in collider physics.

This school is targeted both towards PhD students and senior physicists, aiming at extending their knowledge and skills in the field of statistical tools and frameworks developed for their fields.

The school takes place in Autrans at “L’Escandille” from Monday May 30th to Friday June 3rd 2016.

“L’Escandille” (image credit:

The lectures are subdivided into three parts: one reminding the fundamental concepts used in Probabilities, Statistics and Hypothesis testing applied to physics analysis; a part focusing on the presentation of the concept and basis of most popular multivariate techniques and used in data analyses; and a part dedicated to actual multivariate tools and frameworks dedicated to data analyses in High energy Physics. All lectures will be given in English.

This year two lecturers (Tommaso Dorigo and Julien Donini) and one student (Giles Strong) will come from the AMVA4NewPhysics network.

If you are interested come join us at the school, registrations are still open!