February 28, 2019 to March 1, 2019
Europe/Berlin timezone

A metric for collider events

Mar 1, 2019, 9:40 AM



Patrick Komiske (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


When are two collider events similar? In this talk, I will answer this question by developing a metric between the radiation patterns of events. The metric is based on the well known earth mover’s distance, and intuitively is the minimum “work” required to rearrange the energy flow of one event into the other. With a metric in hand, I will discuss and demonstrate numerous tools for analyzing and visualizing the space of events for collider applications.

Primary authors

Patrick Komiske (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Eric Metodiev (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Jesse Thaler (MIT)

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