School of Physics and Astronomy

Deep Learning applications for the Large Hadron Collider

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10 June 2019

Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm
Speaker: Maurizio Pierini (CERN)
Venue: 410

At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), physicists need to process large amounts of data in short time. This is typically done with rule-based algorithms designed through domain knowledge, which can reach very large accuracy at the cost of big execution time. The emergence of Deep Learning as a tool to process raw data is opening new possibilities, both in terms of accuracy and latency.

In this lecture, I will review a set of examples showing how Deep Learning could be used in typical event reconstruction problems at the LHC. Besides offering a cost-effective alternative to classic algorithms, Deep Learning offers the opportunity to explore new methods to probe the existence of physics beyond the Standard Model.