The use of minimal spanning trees in particle physics

J. Lovelace Rainbolt*, M. Schmitt

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Minimal spanning trees (MSTs) have been used in cosmology and astronomy to distinguish distributions of points in a multi-dimensional space. They are essentially unknown in particle physics, however. We briefly define MSTs and illustrate their properties through a series of examples. We show how they might be applied to study a typical event sample from a collider experiment and conclude that MSTs may prove useful in distinguishing different classes of events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberP02009
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 14 2017

Keywords

  • Analysis and statistical methods
  • Pattern recognition, cluster finding, calibration and fitting methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation

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