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HEP Seminar: Dr. Javier Duarte (UCSD)

November 17, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Artificial Intelligence at the Edge of Particle Physics

At the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located in Geneva, Switzerland, we collide protons at nearly the speed of light and analyze the debris from the collisions to learn about elementary particles like the Higgs boson, which is intimately linked to the origin of mass. We are also at the technology frontier, where we need new detectors, new computing architectures, and new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to cope with the avalanche of data from the intense particle beams. In this seminar, I will explore how we are developing AI methods to confront two major challenges at the LHC: (1) constraining potentially anomalous Higgs boson interactions and (2) quickly processing and filtering millions of collisions per second on application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in pursuit of new physics.