February 1, 2020 at 8:45 pm

Physics Colloquium | Machine Learning Quantum Emergence, Feb. 14

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Eun-Ah Kim, of Cornell University on “Machine Learning Quantum Emergence”, on Friday, Feb. 14, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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Eun-Ah Kim

Abstract: Decades of efforts in improving computing power and experimental instrumentation were driven by our desire to better understand the complex problem of quantum emergence. However, the increasing volume and variety of data made available to us today present new challenges.

I will discuss how these challenges can be embraced and turned into opportunities by employing machine learning. It is important to note that the scientific questions in the field of electronic quantum matter require fundamentally new approaches to data science for two reasons:

(1) quantum mechanical imaging of electronic behavior is probabilistic,

(2) inference from data should be subject to fundamental laws governing microscopic interactions.

Hence machine learning quantum emergence requires collective wisdom of data science and condensed matter physics. I will review rapidly developing efforts by the community in using machine learning to solve problems and gain new insight. I will then present my group’s results on the machine-learning-based analysis of complex experimental data on quantum matter.

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