Bayesian analysis of pentaquark signals from CLAS data

D. G. Ireland, B. McKinnon, D. Protopopescu, P. Ambrozewicz, M. Anghinolfi, G. Asryan, H. Avakian, H. Bagdasaryan, N. Baillie, J. P. Ball, N. A. Baltzell, V. Batourine, M. Battaglieri, I. Bedlinskiy, M. Bellis, N. Benmouna, B. L. Berman, A. S. Biselli, L. Blaszczyk, S. BouchignyS. Boiarinov, R. Bradford, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, W. K. Brooks, V. D. Burkert, C. Butuceanu, J. R. Calarco, S. L. Careccia, D. S. Carman, L. Casey, S. Chen, L. Cheng, P. L. Cole, P. Collins, P. Coltharp, D. Crabb, V. Crede, N. Dashyan, R. De Masi, R. De Vita, E. De Sanctis, P. V. Degtyarenko, A. Deur, R. Dickson, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, J. Donnelly, D. Doughty, Michael Dugger, O. P. Dzyubak, K. S. Egiyan, L. El Fassi, L. Elouadrhiri, P. Eugenio, G. Fedotov, G. Feldman, A. Fradi, H. Funsten, M. Garçon, G. Gavalian, N. Gevorgyan, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, F. X. Girod, J. T. Goetz, W. Gohn, A. Gonenc, R. W. Gothe, K. A. Griffioen, M. Guidal, N. Guler, L. Guo, V. Gyurjyan, K. Hafidi, H. Hakobyan, C. Hanretty, N. Hassall, F. W. Hersman, I. Hleiqawi, M. Holtrop, C. E. Hyde-Wright, Y. Ilieva, B. S. Ishkhanov, E. L. Isupov, D. Jenkins, H. S. Jo, J. R. Johnstone, K. Joo, H. G. Juengst, N. Kalantarians, J. D. Kellie, M. Khandaker, W. Kim, A. Klein, F. J. Klein, M. Kossov, Z. Krahn, L. H. Kramer, V. Kubarovsky, J. Kuhn, S. V. Kuleshov, V. Kuznetsov, J. Lachniet, J. M. Laget, J. Langheinrich, D. Lawrence, K. Livingston, H. Y. Lu, M. MacCormick, N. Markov, P. Mattione, B. A. Mecking, M. D. Mestayer, C. A. Meyer, T. Mibe, K. Mikhailov, M. Mirazita, R. Miskimen, V. Mokeev, B. Moreno, K. Moriya, S. A. Morrow, M. Moteabbed, E. Munevar, G. S. Mutchler, P. Nadel-Turonski, R. Nasseripour, S. Niccolai, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, B. B. Niczyporuk, M. R. Niroula, R. A. Niyazov, M. Nozar, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, K. Park, E. Pasyuk, C. Paterson, S. Anefalos Pereira, J. Pierce, N. Pivnyuk, O. Pogorelko, S. Pozdniakov, J. W. Price, S. Procureur, Y. Prok, B. A. Raue, G. Ricco, M. Ripani, Barry Ritchie, F. Ronchetti, G. Rosner, P. Rossi, F. Sabatié, J. Salamanca, C. Salgado, J. P. Santoro, V. Sapunenko, R. A. Schumacher, V. S. Serov, Y. G. Sharabian, D. Sharov, N. V. Shvedunov, L. C. Smith, D. I. Sober, D. Sokhan, A. Stavinsky, S. S. Stepanyan, S. Stepanyan, B. E. Stokes, P. Stoler, S. Strauch, M. Taiuti, D. J. Tedeschi, A. Tkabladze, S. Tkachenko, C. Tur, M. Ungaro, M. F. Vineyard, A. V. Vlassov, D. P. Watts, L. B. Weinstein, D. P. Weygand, M. Williams, E. Wolin, M. H. Wood, A. Yegneswaran, L. Zana, J. Zhang, B. Zhao, Z. W. Zhao

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Abstract

We examine the results of two measurements by the CLAS collaboration, one of which claimed evidence for a Θ+ pentaquark, while the other found no such evidence. The unique feature of these two experiments was that they were performed with the same experimental setup. Using a Bayesian analysis, we find that the results of the two experiments are in fact compatible with each other, but that the first measurement did not contain sufficient information to determine unambiguously the existence of a Θ+. Further, we suggest a means by which the existence of a new candidate particle can be tested in a rigorous manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume100
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 6 2008

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Ireland, D. G., McKinnon, B., Protopopescu, D., Ambrozewicz, P., Anghinolfi, M., Asryan, G., ... Zhao, Z. W. (2008). Bayesian analysis of pentaquark signals from CLAS data. Physical Review Letters, 100(5), [052001]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.052001

Bayesian analysis of pentaquark signals from CLAS data. / Ireland, D. G.; McKinnon, B.; Protopopescu, D.; Ambrozewicz, P.; Anghinolfi, M.; Asryan, G.; Avakian, H.; Bagdasaryan, H.; Baillie, N.; Ball, J. P.; Baltzell, N. A.; Batourine, V.; Battaglieri, M.; Bedlinskiy, I.; Bellis, M.; Benmouna, N.; Berman, B. L.; Biselli, A. S.; Blaszczyk, L.; Bouchigny, S.; Boiarinov, S.; Bradford, R.; Branford, D.; Briscoe, W. J.; Brooks, W. K.; Burkert, V. D.; Butuceanu, C.; Calarco, J. R.; Careccia, S. L.; Carman, D. S.; Casey, L.; Chen, S.; Cheng, L.; Cole, P. L.; Collins, P.; Coltharp, P.; Crabb, D.; Crede, V.; Dashyan, N.; De Masi, R.; De Vita, R.; De Sanctis, E.; Degtyarenko, P. V.; Deur, A.; Dickson, R.; Djalali, C.; Dodge, G. E.; Donnelly, J.; Doughty, D.; Dugger, Michael; Dzyubak, O. P.; Egiyan, K. S.; El Fassi, L.; Elouadrhiri, L.; Eugenio, P.; Fedotov, G.; Feldman, G.; Fradi, A.; Funsten, H.; Garçon, M.; Gavalian, G.; Gevorgyan, N.; Gilfoyle, G. P.; Giovanetti, K. L.; Girod, F. X.; Goetz, J. T.; Gohn, W.; Gonenc, A.; Gothe, R. W.; Griffioen, K. A.; Guidal, M.; Guler, N.; Guo, L.; Gyurjyan, V.; Hafidi, K.; Hakobyan, H.; Hanretty, C.; Hassall, N.; Hersman, F. W.; Hleiqawi, I.; Holtrop, M.; Hyde-Wright, C. E.; Ilieva, Y.; Ishkhanov, B. S.; Isupov, E. L.; Jenkins, D.; Jo, H. S.; Johnstone, J. R.; Joo, K.; Juengst, H. G.; Kalantarians, N.; Kellie, J. D.; Khandaker, M.; Kim, W.; Klein, A.; Klein, F. J.; Kossov, M.; Krahn, Z.; Kramer, L. H.; Kubarovsky, V.; Kuhn, J.; Kuleshov, S. V.; Kuznetsov, V.; Lachniet, J.; Laget, J. M.; Langheinrich, J.; Lawrence, D.; Livingston, K.; Lu, H. Y.; MacCormick, M.; Markov, N.; Mattione, P.; Mecking, B. A.; Mestayer, M. D.; Meyer, C. A.; Mibe, T.; Mikhailov, K.; Mirazita, M.; Miskimen, R.; Mokeev, V.; Moreno, B.; Moriya, K.; Morrow, S. A.; Moteabbed, M.; Munevar, E.; Mutchler, G. S.; Nadel-Turonski, P.; Nasseripour, R.; Niccolai, S.; Niculescu, G.; Niculescu, I.; Niczyporuk, B. B.; Niroula, M. R.; Niyazov, R. A.; Nozar, M.; Osipenko, M.; Ostrovidov, A. I.; Park, K.; Pasyuk, E.; Paterson, C.; Pereira, S. Anefalos; Pierce, J.; Pivnyuk, N.; Pogorelko, O.; Pozdniakov, S.; Price, J. W.; Procureur, S.; Prok, Y.; Raue, B. A.; Ricco, G.; Ripani, M.; Ritchie, Barry; Ronchetti, F.; Rosner, G.; Rossi, P.; Sabatié, F.; Salamanca, J.; Salgado, C.; Santoro, J. P.; Sapunenko, V.; Schumacher, R. A.; Serov, V. S.; Sharabian, Y. G.; Sharov, D.; Shvedunov, N. V.; Smith, L. C.; Sober, D. I.; Sokhan, D.; Stavinsky, A.; Stepanyan, S. S.; Stepanyan, S.; Stokes, B. E.; Stoler, P.; Strauch, S.; Taiuti, M.; Tedeschi, D. J.; Tkabladze, A.; Tkachenko, S.; Tur, C.; Ungaro, M.; Vineyard, M. F.; Vlassov, A. V.; Watts, D. P.; Weinstein, L. B.; Weygand, D. P.; Williams, M.; Wolin, E.; Wood, M. H.; Yegneswaran, A.; Zana, L.; Zhang, J.; Zhao, B.; Zhao, Z. W.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 100, No. 5, 052001, 06.02.2008.

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Ireland, DG, McKinnon, B, Protopopescu, D, Ambrozewicz, P, Anghinolfi, M, Asryan, G, Avakian, H, Bagdasaryan, H, Baillie, N, Ball, JP, Baltzell, NA, Batourine, V, Battaglieri, M, Bedlinskiy, I, Bellis, M, Benmouna, N, Berman, BL, Biselli, AS, Blaszczyk, L, Bouchigny, S, Boiarinov, S, Bradford, R, Branford, D, Briscoe, WJ, Brooks, WK, Burkert, VD, Butuceanu, C, Calarco, JR, Careccia, SL, Carman, DS, Casey, L, Chen, S, Cheng, L, Cole, PL, Collins, P, Coltharp, P, Crabb, D, Crede, V, Dashyan, N, De Masi, R, De Vita, R, De Sanctis, E, Degtyarenko, PV, Deur, A, Dickson, R, Djalali, C, Dodge, GE, Donnelly, J, Doughty, D, Dugger, M, Dzyubak, OP, Egiyan, KS, El Fassi, L, Elouadrhiri, L, Eugenio, P, Fedotov, G, Feldman, G, Fradi, A, Funsten, H, Garçon, M, Gavalian, G, Gevorgyan, N, Gilfoyle, GP, Giovanetti, KL, Girod, FX, Goetz, JT, Gohn, W, Gonenc, A, Gothe, RW, Griffioen, KA, Guidal, M, Guler, N, Guo, L, Gyurjyan, V, Hafidi, K, Hakobyan, H, Hanretty, C, Hassall, N, Hersman, FW, Hleiqawi, I, Holtrop, M, Hyde-Wright, CE, Ilieva, Y, Ishkhanov, BS, Isupov, EL, Jenkins, D, Jo, HS, Johnstone, JR, Joo, K, Juengst, HG, Kalantarians, N, Kellie, JD, Khandaker, M, Kim, W, Klein, A, Klein, FJ, Kossov, M, Krahn, Z, Kramer, LH, Kubarovsky, V, Kuhn, J, Kuleshov, SV, Kuznetsov, V, Lachniet, J, Laget, JM, Langheinrich, J, Lawrence, D, Livingston, K, Lu, HY, MacCormick, M, Markov, N, Mattione, P, Mecking, BA, Mestayer, MD, Meyer, CA, Mibe, T, Mikhailov, K, Mirazita, M, Miskimen, R, Mokeev, V, Moreno, B, Moriya, K, Morrow, SA, Moteabbed, M, Munevar, E, Mutchler, GS, Nadel-Turonski, P, Nasseripour, R, Niccolai, S, Niculescu, G, Niculescu, I, Niczyporuk, BB, Niroula, MR, Niyazov, RA, Nozar, M, Osipenko, M, Ostrovidov, AI, Park, K, Pasyuk, E, Paterson, C, Pereira, SA, Pierce, J, Pivnyuk, N, Pogorelko, O, Pozdniakov, S, Price, JW, Procureur, S, Prok, Y, Raue, BA, Ricco, G, Ripani, M, Ritchie, B, Ronchetti, F, Rosner, G, Rossi, P, Sabatié, F, Salamanca, J, Salgado, C, Santoro, JP, Sapunenko, V, Schumacher, RA, Serov, VS, Sharabian, YG, Sharov, D, Shvedunov, NV, Smith, LC, Sober, DI, Sokhan, D, Stavinsky, A, Stepanyan, SS, Stepanyan, S, Stokes, BE, Stoler, P, Strauch, S, Taiuti, M, Tedeschi, DJ, Tkabladze, A, Tkachenko, S, Tur, C, Ungaro, M, Vineyard, MF, Vlassov, AV, Watts, DP, Weinstein, LB, Weygand, DP, Williams, M, Wolin, E, Wood, MH, Yegneswaran, A, Zana, L, Zhang, J, Zhao, B & Zhao, ZW 2008, 'Bayesian analysis of pentaquark signals from CLAS data', Physical Review Letters, vol. 100, no. 5, 052001. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.052001
Ireland DG, McKinnon B, Protopopescu D, Ambrozewicz P, Anghinolfi M, Asryan G et al. Bayesian analysis of pentaquark signals from CLAS data. Physical Review Letters. 2008 Feb 6;100(5). 052001. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.052001
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AU - Asryan, G.

AU - Avakian, H.

AU - Bagdasaryan, H.

AU - Baillie, N.

AU - Ball, J. P.

AU - Baltzell, N. A.

AU - Batourine, V.

AU - Battaglieri, M.

AU - Bedlinskiy, I.

AU - Bellis, M.

AU - Benmouna, N.

AU - Berman, B. L.

AU - Biselli, A. S.

AU - Blaszczyk, L.

AU - Bouchigny, S.

AU - Boiarinov, S.

AU - Bradford, R.

AU - Branford, D.

AU - Briscoe, W. J.

AU - Brooks, W. K.

AU - Burkert, V. D.

AU - Butuceanu, C.

AU - Calarco, J. R.

AU - Careccia, S. L.

AU - Carman, D. S.

AU - Casey, L.

AU - Chen, S.

AU - Cheng, L.

AU - Cole, P. L.

AU - Collins, P.

AU - Coltharp, P.

AU - Crabb, D.

AU - Crede, V.

AU - Dashyan, N.

AU - De Masi, R.

AU - De Vita, R.

AU - De Sanctis, E.

AU - Degtyarenko, P. V.

AU - Deur, A.

AU - Dickson, R.

AU - Djalali, C.

AU - Dodge, G. E.

AU - Donnelly, J.

AU - Doughty, D.

AU - Dugger, Michael

AU - Dzyubak, O. P.

AU - Egiyan, K. S.

AU - El Fassi, L.

AU - Elouadrhiri, L.

AU - Eugenio, P.

AU - Fedotov, G.

AU - Feldman, G.

AU - Fradi, A.

AU - Funsten, H.

AU - Garçon, M.

AU - Gavalian, G.

AU - Gevorgyan, N.

AU - Gilfoyle, G. P.

AU - Giovanetti, K. L.

AU - Girod, F. X.

AU - Goetz, J. T.

AU - Gohn, W.

AU - Gonenc, A.

AU - Gothe, R. W.

AU - Griffioen, K. A.

AU - Guidal, M.

AU - Guler, N.

AU - Guo, L.

AU - Gyurjyan, V.

AU - Hafidi, K.

AU - Hakobyan, H.

AU - Hanretty, C.

AU - Hassall, N.

AU - Hersman, F. W.

AU - Hleiqawi, I.

AU - Holtrop, M.

AU - Hyde-Wright, C. E.

AU - Ilieva, Y.

AU - Ishkhanov, B. S.

AU - Isupov, E. L.

AU - Jenkins, D.

AU - Jo, H. S.

AU - Johnstone, J. R.

AU - Joo, K.

AU - Juengst, H. G.

AU - Kalantarians, N.

AU - Kellie, J. D.

AU - Khandaker, M.

AU - Kim, W.

AU - Klein, A.

AU - Klein, F. J.

AU - Kossov, M.

AU - Krahn, Z.

AU - Kramer, L. H.

AU - Kubarovsky, V.

AU - Kuhn, J.

AU - Kuleshov, S. V.

AU - Kuznetsov, V.

AU - Lachniet, J.

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PY - 2008/2/6

Y1 - 2008/2/6

N2 - We examine the results of two measurements by the CLAS collaboration, one of which claimed evidence for a Θ+ pentaquark, while the other found no such evidence. The unique feature of these two experiments was that they were performed with the same experimental setup. Using a Bayesian analysis, we find that the results of the two experiments are in fact compatible with each other, but that the first measurement did not contain sufficient information to determine unambiguously the existence of a Θ+. Further, we suggest a means by which the existence of a new candidate particle can be tested in a rigorous manner.

AB - We examine the results of two measurements by the CLAS collaboration, one of which claimed evidence for a Θ+ pentaquark, while the other found no such evidence. The unique feature of these two experiments was that they were performed with the same experimental setup. Using a Bayesian analysis, we find that the results of the two experiments are in fact compatible with each other, but that the first measurement did not contain sufficient information to determine unambiguously the existence of a Θ+. Further, we suggest a means by which the existence of a new candidate particle can be tested in a rigorous manner.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.052001

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.052001

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:38949217763

VL - 100

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 5

M1 - 052001

ER -