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Using Machine Learning at the Large Hadron Collider

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Windsor Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham Hill

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest particle accelerator, is currently taking data from which we hope to better understand Nature's most fundamental particles. Already in recent years the LHC has led to important advances, such as the 2012 discovery of a new type of particle called the Higgs boson. The methods of data analysis used by physicists at the LHC are making increasing use of a branch of Computer Science called Machine Learning, in which computers "learn from data". The technology that allows physicists to find an extremely rare proton-proton collision containing a Higgs boson is similar in many ways to what is used in a driverless car to identify a pedestrian or a lamppost. The talk will describe some recent results from the LHC and discuss how physicists are using Machine Learning to search for new fundamental particles.

Join Professor Glen Cowan and find about his research in combining machine learning with High Energy Physics this December at Royal Holloway!

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Is there an age limit for the lecture?

No, the lecture is open to everyone. It is, however, primarily aimed at a GCSE/A-Level audience with an interest in science.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Information on how to get to our Egham campus can be found here.

Parking is available on campus, please use Car Park 12. A map of the campus can be found here.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please get in touch either via email:

physics.outreach@rhul.ac.uk

Or by calling:

01784 27 6465


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, a registration will be taken at the door, there is no need to bring your ticket.


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