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Events During the Week of May 29th through June 5th, 2022

Monday, May 30th, 2022

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Weak Supervision for the Strong Force
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Place: Online Seminar: Please sign up for our mailing list at 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.
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

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Friday, June 3rd, 2022

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