CMSA New Technologies in Mathematics: Universes as Big data, or Machine-Learning Mathematical Structures


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November 18, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Yang-Hui He - Oxford University, City University of London and Nankai University

We review how historically the problem of string phenomenology lead theoretical physics first to algebraic/diffenretial geometry, and then to computational geometry, and now to data science and AI.
With the concrete playground of the Calabi-Yau landscape, accumulated by the collaboration of physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists over the last 4 decades, we show how the latest techniques in machine-learning can help explore problems of physical and mathematical interest, from geometry, to group theory, to combinatorics and number theory.