Two Good Opportunities For In-Person Discussions On Machine Learning For Physics

---Tommaso Dorigo (see him() is an experimental particle scientist who works forUniversity of Padova and collaborates withAt the CERN LHC. He coordinates theA group of computer scientists and physicists from eight universities in the US and Europe who are working together to optimize detector design using differentiable programming. Dorigo is the editor of the journals.And. Dorigo published "The Book of Beliefs" in 2016.", an insider's view of the sociology behind big particle physics experiments. You can.If you are unable to afford a copy, contact him.Over a year of being forced to be in solitary confinement due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has passed and academics all over the globe have come to terms with the fact that videoconferencing is still an option. As everyone else, we had to adjust to the situation. In a general sense, we are a privileged minority. Other human occupations that are only possible in person suffered more. International conferences were one of the easiest to reconfigure. Video conferences were used as a last resort in the past. They were only used when a key speaker was unable to travel or is unable to attend in person. It seems natural to be able to attend a conference from the comfort of one's own home. This is obviously against the spirit of these events which aim to allow scientists to interact, share ideas, and create connections. The majority of this is lost when you only have a screen to view. I plan to attend two events in person. The first event is a mini-workshop on Machine Learning that will be held as a parallel session of Xth International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics. It will take place in Kolympari at the Orthodox Academy of Crete. The second workshop on differentiable programming to experimental design optimization will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, between September 6-8. There will be an opportunity to present a talk online; the hybrid formula is still in use. However, the intention is to meet in person. The conference in Crete, on the other hand, will provide, aside from the beautiful setting and perks, (the conference venue overlooks a seafront and is 100m from the lecture hall), an overview of fundamental physics research. I encourage you to submit abstracts to the sessions. Louvain workshop will focus on applications to muontomography, high energy physics and nuclear physics. There are separate sessions so that everyone feels at home, regardless of their research area. Below is the workshop poster. I hope that you will register online and come in person. We can even help you travel. There is no registration fee!