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December 2021

The Geometry of Particle Collisions: Hidden in Plain Sight

Jesse Thaler (MIT)

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Abstract: Since the 1960s, particle physicists have developed a variety of data analysis strategies for the goal of comparing experimental measurements to theoretical predictions.  Despite their numerous successes, these techniques can seem esoteric and ad hoc, even to practitioners in the field.  In this talk, I explain how many particle physics analysis tools have a natural geometric interpretation in an emergent "space" of collider events induced by the Wasserstein metric.  This in turn suggests new analysis strategies to interpret generic…

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The Optimality of Coarse Menues

Dirk Bergemann (Yale University)

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Please join us on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 4:00pm for the Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Dirk Bergemann (Yale University).

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