Thesis BELLE2-UTHESIS-2018-002

Optimization of Particle Identification

Gordian Edenhofer ; Thomas Kuhr

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Abstract: This study aims at evaluating particle identification approaches. First, the goodness of the detector yield is measured. Flaws are revealed and possible causes evaluated. In addition, current and future techniques for combining detector variables are outlined. Next, a Bayesian approach to particle identification is discussed. It aims to produce probabilities of a track belonging to a particle species depending on the received signals. The process of obtaining conditional probabilities is described in detail. Furthermore, some extensions to the Bayesian approach are presented and evaluated. Flaws and benefits are compared using a generic decay. Finally, a neural network is used to label particle tracks. Different methods to adapt the weights and various pre-processing steps are evaluated for a simple network. Hereby, tools from machine learning and statistics are discussed and their application is outlined. Last but not least, the accuracy of the network on a generic decay is determined and a comparison with the Bayesian approaches is performed.

Note: Presented on 29 06 2018
Note: BSc

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