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Add to Calendar 3/1/2018 2:00 pm 3/1/2018 America/Chicago High Energy/Medium Energy Physics Seminar: "Machine Learning for Effective Field Theories and Jet Physics" DESCRIPTION:

I will discuss two topics where machine learning has the potential to dramatically enhance the physics program of the LHC. 

The first topic is constraints on Effective Field Theories, which may end up being the legacy of the LHC. I will outline a statistical formalism that provides formal bounds on how well the coefficients of higher-dimensional operators can be constrained, identify the difficulties in pursuing this strategy, and describe how machine learning techniques can be used to overcome these challenges. The second topic involves jet physics, which impacts a diverse set of physics topics at the LHC. I will describe a physics-aware machine learning paradigm that focuses hybrid models imbued with physics knowledge.

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Kyle Cranmer, New York University

464 Loomis

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High Energy/Medium Energy Physics Seminar: "Machine Learning for Effective Field Theories and Jet Physics"

Speaker Kyle Cranmer, New York University
Date: 3/1/2018
Time: 2 p.m.
Location:

464 Loomis

Event Contact: Sarah Holmes
217-300-6194
sholmes4@illinois.edu
Sponsor:

Department of Physics

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

I will discuss two topics where machine learning has the potential to dramatically enhance the physics program of the LHC. 

The first topic is constraints on Effective Field Theories, which may end up being the legacy of the LHC. I will outline a statistical formalism that provides formal bounds on how well the coefficients of higher-dimensional operators can be constrained, identify the difficulties in pursuing this strategy, and describe how machine learning techniques can be used to overcome these challenges. The second topic involves jet physics, which impacts a diverse set of physics topics at the LHC. I will describe a physics-aware machine learning paradigm that focuses hybrid models imbued with physics knowledge.

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