Main Question or Discussion Point
Hello! The attached pic is from this paper. So on the y you have counts and on the x you have a certain parameter used to search for a certain resonance. The colored part is the Standard Model (SM) prediction and the black dots are the obtained data while the dashed lines are the simulated prediction for the contribution of this new resonance. Obviously no deviation is observed in the region of interest. However if you look in the last 5-7 bins (maybe except the last 2), especially in the bottom plot, the data points deviate significantly from the predicted background. Is it because the simulation didn't focus much there (as it is outside the region of interest for the specific resonance) or it can be something deeper (the points seems to be quite a few sigma below the predicted model)? If the simulations are correct over the whole presented range, shouldn't these points be closer (within the error bars) to the predicted model? Thank you!
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