September 27, 2021 to October 1, 2021
ECT* - Trento
Europe/Rome timezone

Interpreting artificial neural networks in the context of theoretical physics

Sep 27, 2021, 10:50 AM
Aula Renzo Leonardi (ECT* - Trento)

Aula Renzo Leonardi

ECT* - Trento

Strada delle Tabarelle, 286 38123 - Villazzano (TN) Italy


Sebastian Wetzel (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)


Since many concepts in theoretical physics are well known to scientists in the form of equations, it is possible to identify such concepts in non-conventional applications of neural networks to physics. In this talk, we examine what is learned by convolutional neural networks, autoencoders or siamese networks in various physical domains. We find that these networks intrinsically learn physical concepts like order parameters, energies, or other conserved quantities.

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