School of Physics and Astronomy

The Python Ecosystem in HEP

18 October 2018

Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm
Speaker: Christopher Burr
Venue: G.O. Jones, room 410

High energy physics has a long history of being at the forefront of large scale data analysis. The Physics Analysis Workstation (PAW), alongside the FORTRAN based CERNLIB, were the first tools to gain wide popularity in HEP. They remained popular for over two decades before being overtaken by ROOT and C++. More recently, the explosion of affordable computing power has allowed the field of data science to grow with many excellent open source tools being created. In this talk I will give an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the Python ecosystem for data analysis from the perspective of high energy physics. Slides: