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Seminarium Zakładu Fizyki Neutrin

Dariusz Prorok

Negative binomial distribution and multiplicities in p-p(pbar) collisions

Likelihood ratio tests are performed for the hypothesis that charged-particle multiplicity distributions measured in the limited pseudo-rapidity windows of p-p(pbar) collisions at sqrt{s} = 0.9 and 2.36 TeV are negative binomial. Results indicate that the hypothesis should be rejected in all cases of ALICE-LHC measurements, whereas should be accepted in the corresponding cases of UA5 data. Possible explanations of that and of the disagreement with the least-squares method are given.