# Particle Physics Seminar

## Wednesday 3^{rd} March 2010 at 1:30pm

Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

*(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 1:15pm)*
# Evolutionary Computation Methods in Particle Physics

## Liliana Teodorescu (Brunel)

**Abstract**

Biological evolutionary theories have inspired a class of
computer algorithms, generically known as Evolutionary Algorithms,
which are based on simplified computer simulations of the natural
evolution. These algorithms are commonly used for solving benchmark
problems in computer science as well as complex real-world problems.
In particle physics they have been successfully tested and their
presence gradually increases. This seminar will review classical
evolutionary algorithms as well as new developments in the field.
Applications of these algorithms for solving particle physics data
analysis problems will be reviewed and discussed.