Combining results carefully

Combining chemicals in the wrong way can be disastrous. We have to be just as careful with physics data, or we could get an incorrect result.

Combining chemicals in the wrong way can be disastrous. We have to be just as careful with physics data, or we could get an incorrect result.

Multiple experiments at one accelerator, like DZero and CDF or CMS and ATLAS, or even experiments at different laboratories, can combine results for a more precise measurement. With measurements properly combined, we are much more confident when we announce a result.

http://news.fnal.gov/2012/03/combining-results-carefully/, by Don Lincoln