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Constraining the mass of a hypothetical new particle:
analysis strategy on a toy model

As a last example of an application, let us consider a case which somehow reminds one of the current effort to reduce the uncertainty of the mass of the Higgs particle. Since I don't have access to the original data, and I don't want this exercise to be considered as any a kind of claim, I will just invent the rules of the game.9.4So, physics data and results will be imaginary, but the inferential procedure will be performed according to what I consider to be the proper way of doing it.


Giulio D'Agostini 2003-05-15