CMS commitment to open science takes the next step

« As a next step towards more open access to science, the CMS collaboration has just released in electronic format a set of likelihood functions describing early measurements of the Higgs boson. The full statistical model and the data used to make the measurements are provided. This includes the combination of all the Higgs boson searches that established the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson. This release happens simultaneously with the publication of a comprehensive description of the Combine software, the statistical analysis tool developed during the first LHC run (2010-2012) for the Higgs boson searches and since then adopted ubiquitously in CMS.
This Combine release and the publication of a first set of likelihood functions is a new milestone in our decade-long commitment towards a fully open science. It joins hundreds of open-access publications, the release of almost 5 PB of our data on the CERN open-data portal, and the publication of our entire software framework on GitHub. (…) »

source >, 16 avril 2024