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Error Estimates of Theoretical Models: a Guide

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JournalJ. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys.
DatePublished - 19 Feb 2014
Issue number7
Volume41
Number of pages21
Original languageEnglish

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This guide offers suggestions/insights on uncertainty quantification of nuclear structure models. We discuss a simple approach to statistical error estimates, strategies to assess systematic errors, and show how to uncover inter-dependencies by correlation analysis. The basic concepts are illustrated through simple examples. By providing theoretical error bars on predicted quantities and using statistical methods to study correlations between observables, theory can significantly enhance the feedback between experiment and nuclear modeling.

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24 pages, 9 figures, submitted to Journal of Physics G

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