Jan 15 – 17, 2020
Kimmel Center for University Life
America/New_York timezone

Looking into Jets with Machine Learning

Jan 17, 2020, 10:50 AM
KC 914 (Kimmel Center for University Life)

KC 914

Kimmel Center for University Life

60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012


Sebastian Macaluso (New York University)


In this talk, we review how machine learning is changing the way we are thinking about jets. First, we present a simplified model to aid in machine learning research for jet physics, that captures the essential ingredients of parton shower generators in full physics simulations. We study how to unify generation and inference, where we aim to invert the generative model to estimate the clustering history (or posterior distribution on histories) conditioned on the observed particles. For this task, we introduce new algorithms (in the context of jet physics), together with visualizations, and metrics to compare them and probe the generative model.

Primary authors

Kyle Stuart Cranmer (New York University (US)) Sebastian Macaluso (New York University) Duccio Pappadopulo (Bloomberg LP, New York)

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