**Full Name**

Dr. Berge Englert

**Job Title**

Professor

**Company**

Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore

**Speaker Bio**

Berge Englert is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore. He is a theoretical physicist whose research touches on many facets of quantum physics, from atomic structure and quantum optics to many-particle physics and quantum information. He appreciates Bayesian methods for drawing inference from the profoundly statistical data acquired in quantum experiments. His publications include a series of undergraduate textbooks on core physics.

**Speaking At**

**Session Topic**

Evidence in Quantum Data

**Session Abstract**

The data acquired in quantum experiments are unavoidably

affected by statistical fluctuations and, therefore, the

interpretation of the data must rely on methods from statistics.

While confidence intervals and p-values are routinely reported,

this practice is questionable. Bayesian concepts, instead,

fit naturally to quantum data as the notion of probability in

quantum physics is Bayesian. This talk deals with the Bayesian

notion of what constitutes evidence in favor of, or against, a

hypothesis, and how this enables us to draw reliable inference.

affected by statistical fluctuations and, therefore, the

interpretation of the data must rely on methods from statistics.

While confidence intervals and p-values are routinely reported,

this practice is questionable. Bayesian concepts, instead,

fit naturally to quantum data as the notion of probability in

quantum physics is Bayesian. This talk deals with the Bayesian

notion of what constitutes evidence in favor of, or against, a

hypothesis, and how this enables us to draw reliable inference.