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Solving High Energy Physics Equations using Monte Carlo Gaming Techniques

Objective

The main objective of this proposal is to perform (hitherto unsolved) calculations in Quantum Field Theory (QFT) most of which are urgently needed to make optimal use of upcoming experimental data from the Large Hadron Collider. These specific calculations have been intractable thus far due to their enormous demand of man and computer power.

We will make use of the brand new technique of Monte Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) from the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and gaming to resolve this issue and automatize the derivation of formulas and the construction of computer programs. To do so, we will first develop MCTS into a viable QFT tool. Calculations and derivation of the formulas will be done by the (open source) symbolic system FORM developed by the PI.

A spinoff of the proposal will be the adaptation and extension of FORM to allow the physics and the AI to work well together. We will make the new technology available for other researchers, enabling a wide range of calculations at a new level of precision.

Call for proposal

ERC-2012-ADG_20120216
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Host institution

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Netherlands

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arjen Van Rijn (Mr.)
Principal investigator
Jozef Antoon Maria Vermaseren (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 1 739 000

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STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 739 000
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht

See on map

Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arjen Van Rijn (Mr.)
Principal investigator
Jozef Antoon Maria Vermaseren (Dr.)