- The ATLAS Quest For Photon Jets
What is a photon jet? Despite their exotic name, photon jets are a well studied thing nowadays. The original studies were performed by experimentalists who aimed to test quantum chromodynamics: they used to spend their time discriminating prompt photon pro ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 14 2018 - 8:09am
- Can Neural Networks Design The Detector Of A Future Particle Collider?
Casual reader, be warned- the contents of this article, specifically the second part of it, are highly volatile, speculative stuff. But hey, that is the stuff that dreams are made of. And I have one or two good reasons to dream on. The environment ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 22 2018 - 4:51am
- Alessandro Strumia, The Mansplainer
The world of particle physics is in turmoil because of a presentation by Alessandro Strumia, an Italian phenomenologist, at CERN's "1st workshop on high energy theory and gender", and its aftermath. By now the story has been echoed by many ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 1 2018 - 10:03am
- Alessandro Strumia VS Brain Scan Data. Studies of Transgender Brains Incidentally Tested His Hypothesis This Year.
A lessandro Strumia, needs to have had a five minute talk with the late great Ben Barres. Dr Barres was fond of telling a story where he heard how much his work was “better than your sister’s”. Ben was a female to male transguy. For those unfamiliar ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Oct 2 2018 - 11:14pm
- Particle Physics In Europe: Plans For The Future
Particle physics has been historically the ground of long-standing scientific challenges between the US and Europe, especially since the birth of the CERN laboratories in 1954. And in parallel, another challenge has kept the field alive and thriving for ov ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 12 2018 - 6:38am
- Can Statisticians Become Experimental Physicists?
Before you brush off this post with the answer "of course", let me qualify the title. Of course anybody can become a particle physicist, although the learning curve can be steep and hard to climb up. But what I mean here is, can a student who has ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 19 2018 - 7:03am
- How To Interact With Dark Matter
What is Dark Matter (DM) and why should you care? I feel I should start this article by explaining these two things first, as we live in an age when nobody has time for long historical or context-setting introductions. ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 25 2018 - 7:03am
- Machine Learning For Jet Physics At Fermilab
I flew to the US yesterday to get to Fermilab, where I am following a workshop titled Machine learning for jet physics ". My goal of this post is to explain what this is about in general terms, such that if I have enough stamina I will give, in follow ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Nov 14 2018 - 10:08pm
- Machine Learning For Jet Physics: New, Or Just Cool, Ideas
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, there is a workshop going on this week at Fermilab, where 110 attendees- mostly particle physicists, but some computer scientists are also present- discuss how to push for more effective use of machine learning tool ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Nov 27 2018 - 3:52pm
- Transgender Day of Remembrance and Transgender Visibility Week: Crunchyroll Does Good
22 transgender people on the list of those killed by violence. Most of whom are transgender women of color. Transgender visibility week is underway and last from November 13 to 19 th every year. The day of remembrance, November 20 th, has been observed ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Nov 26 2018 - 11:03am