This post is modified from one originally published by the US Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $4.3 million in funding for 16 projects in artificial intelligence (AI) research for high energy physics (HEP), …Read the full article at: https://www.physics.wisc.edu/2022/12/01/gary-shiu-awarded-doe-funding-to-apply-string-theory-lessons-to-ai/
Faces of Data Science
Gary’s profile is up on Faces of Data Science @UW: https://datascience.wisc.edu/staff/shiu-gary/Read the full article at: https://datascience.wisc.edu/staff/shiu-gary/
Congratulations to Gregory Loges for successfully defended his PhD thesis
Gregory Loges has successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Black Holes and Branes in the Landscape”. Congratulations, Dr. Loges! He will be joining the KEK Theory Center https://www2.kek.jp/theory-center/theory_e/research-group/ in Japan as a postdoc in the coming September.
The String Genome Project
Paper of Gregory with Gary on “Breeding Realistic D-brane Models” submitted: https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.08391.
Gary presented this work at the String Data 2021 Conference: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1065458/. YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9GX4UwKZlE.
Paper accepted at NeurIPS 2021 Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences
Our paper on “Probing the Structure of String Theory Vacua with Genetic Algorithms and Reinforcement Learning”:
was accepted by NeurIPS 2021 Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences
Recent Conference Presentations by the Group
Gregory Loges presented an invited talk on “Brane Breeding” at the Seminar Series on String Phenomenology: https://sites.google.com/view/string-pheno-seminars/ (YouTube video).
At the “Applications of Quantum Information in QFT and Cosmology”: https://sites.google.com/view/qiinqftandcosmo/, Lars Aalsma was an invited panelist at the Discussion Session, and Gary Shiu presented an invited talk on “Quantum Information in de Sitter Space”.
Gary was interviewed by the alumni magazine of his alma mater
Our group will be presenting at SUSY 2021
Gary and Gregory will be presenting at the XXVIII International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY 2021): https://indico.cern.ch/event/875077/
In US Central Time:
“Microscopic Description of Brane Gauginos”, Gary Shiu, August 23, 9:35-10:15pm.
“A New Spin on the Weak Gravity Conjecture”, Gregory Loges, August 27, 10:15-10:35 am.
“Quantum Gravity and the Swampland”, Gary Shiu, August 27, 7:25-7:50pm.
Recent talk at String Phenomenology 2021
Video of talk at the 20-th String Phenomenology Conference is posted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOdhW8kYD2U