Faculty Candidate Lecture: Aristeidis Tsaris

February 11, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Teaching Machines about the ν World

Abundant and illusive, neutrinos are the ghostly particles that fill our universe.  These cosmic messengers have allowed us to probe underlying structure of the subatomic world, and even now may hold the answer to why our universe evolved to be dominated by matter. But finding what is all around us is not as easy as it sounds.  A combination of the world's most intense neutrino beam, gigantic particle detectors, and break throughs in machine intelligence are allowing us to capture glimpses of this world.

                In this talk I will introduce the physics of neutrino oscillations and discuss the how the first measurement of electron anti-neutrino appearance relied on computer vision and deep learning to yield new hints about the structure of the neutrino sector.

Location and Address

321 Allen Hall