Events at Physics
Events on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
- Physics ∩ ML Seminar
- Weak Supervision for the Strong Force
- Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
- Place: Online Seminar: Please sign up for our mailing list at www.physicsmeetsml.org for zoom link. We will also livestream the talk in Chamberlin 5280.
- Speaker: Jesse Thaler, MIT/IAIFI
- Abstract: The strong nuclear force is governed by the interactions of quarks and gluons. Because of confinement, though, quarks and gluons can never been seen in isolation, so “quark” and “gluon” labels are fundamentally ambiguous. In this talk, I show how to leverage weak supervision to disentangle quarks and gluons without labeled training data. This technique is then applied to public data from the Large Hadron Collider. This analysis incorporates a wide range of machine learning tools — including topic modeling, permutation-invariant networks, simulation-based inference, and optimal transport — together with key insights from quantum field theory.
- Physics Summer Fun
- Outdoor Recess
- Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
- Place: Bascom Hill
- Speaker: Sharon Kahn
- Abstract: We hope you’ll take a 20-30 minute break on (some/all) Wednesdays this summer (12:30-1pm) to come play outside together! We’ve arranged to borrow some lawn games from the L&S dean’s office and will likely bring along a frisbee and/or a hackeysack, too. Feel free to come play or just hang out!
In case of rain, we’ll meet indoors (5310 CH) for board games. If that happens, we’ll send an update via email by 10am.