Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 3rd 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)


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.