October 24, 2023

We are pleased to welcome 4 new graduate students and 10 PDRAs for the new academic year, which was celebrated with a group photo and the IPPP start of year party.

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August 21, 2023

The 2023 conference season is busy at the IPPP. We are host to the international conferences and schools listed below in just the period April to September. These conference bring national and international experts to Durham to disseminate new research results.

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January 27, 2023

Congratulations to Henry Truong on completing his thesis titled "Machine learning high multiplicity matrix elements for electron-positron and hadron-hadron colliders"! The abstract of his thesis was:

The LHC is a large-scale particle collider experiment collecting vast
quantities of experimental data to study the fundamental particles, and forces, of
nature. Theoretical predictions made with the SM can be compared with observables
measured at experiments. These predictions rely on the use of Monte Carlo event
generators to simulate events which demand the evaluation of a matrix element. For
high multiplicity processes this can take up a significant portion of the time spent
simulating an event. In this thesis, we explore the usage of machine learning to accel-
erate the evaluation of matrix elements by introducing a factorisation-aware neural
network model. Matrix elements are plagued with singular structures in regions of
phase-space where particles become soft or collinear, however,...

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