Kinematic Fitting Workshop 2021

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About the Workshop

Kinematic fitting is one of the most important tools for analyzing data in hadron physics. This workshop will give an overview about the basic concepts of kinematic fitting, and how this is used in GlueX analysis. The following topics are covered amongst other things:

  • Mathematical background of kinematic fitting
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Implementation in GlueX data analysis

Location and Time

The workshop will take place at:

DATE: Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

TIME: First session at 9:50 am EDT. See the agenda below.

LOCATION: ONLINE via Zoom (Meeting ID: 980 7904 0100)


  • Access to JLab ifarm
  • Basic knowledge in linear algebra
  • Understand core principles of least squares minimization with constraints
  • Familiar with ROOT data analysis

Workshop Software

The lectures, exercises, zoom recordings and all scripts used during the tutorial can be found on the JLab CUE:



Please add your name to the list of attendees below. No formal registration or registration fee is required.

Name Home Institution Level
Sean Dobbs FSU Faculty
Igal Jaegle JLab Postdoc
Lawrence Ng FSU Graduate Student
Phoebe Sharp GWU Graduate Student
Tolga Erbora FIU Graduate Student
Bhesha Devkota MSU Graduate Student
Gabriel Rodríguez Linera FSU Graduate Student
Jesse Hernandez FSU Graduate Student
Donavan Ebersole FSU Graduate Student
Varun Neelamana University of Regina Graduate Student
Chandra Akondi FSU Postdoc
Mark Ito JLab Staff
Carlos Ayerbe Gayoso Mississippi State University Postdoc
Nathaly Santiesteban MIT Postdoc
Churamani Paudel FIU Graduate Student
Edmundo Barriga FSU Graduate Student
Jason Barlow FSU Graduate Student
Alex Austregesilo JLab Staff
Daniel Lersch FSU Postdoc
Zachary Baldwin CMU Graduate Student
Karthik Suresh University of Regina Graduate Student
Ahmed Foda Regina Postdoc
Dene Hoffman CMU Graduate Student
Azizah Mahmood University of Regina Graduate Student
Stjepan Oresic University of Regina Graduate Student
Nilanga Wickramaarachchi CUA Postdoc
Darius Darulis University of Glasgow Graduate Student
Peter Pauli University of Glasgow Postdoc
Stuart Fegan University of York Postdoc
Hao Li CMU Graduate Student
Simon Taylor JLab Staff
Jiawei Guo CMU Graduate Student
Alison LaDuke CMU Graduate Student
Elton Smith JLab Staff
Amy Schertz W&M Graduate Student
Joerg Reinhold FIU Faculty
Alexander Ostrovidov FSU Faculty
Ken Livingston University of Glasgow Senior Researcher
Olga Cortes Becerra GWU Postdoc
Malte Albrecht IU Postdoc

Workshop Agenda