We have the pleasure of inviting you to the Particle Theory Seminar on Tuesday, November 28 at 12:15, which will be given by
Pan Kessel (Genentech Roche)
„Generative Model for Sampling in Theoretical Physics".
An important problem that arises throughout theoretical physics is the following: given an unnormalized distribution (or energy), we want to sample from this distribution. Various Monte-Carlo algorithms exist to facilitate sampling with asymptotic guarantees. However, they can suffer from slow mixing and large autocorrelation. In this talk, I will give a brief introduction to deep generative models and discuss why they have the potential to considerably speed up such sampling problems. I will also discuss the open challenges with this approach. I will mainly focus on lattice field theory applications for illustration.
The speaker will be on-line, local participants are invited to meet in the seminar room D-2-02.