Universes are Big Data: from geometry, to physics, to ML

Feb 4, 2021 10:00 AM — 11:30 AM
Accelerator Winter 2021

We briefly overview how historically string theory led theoretical physics first to algebraic/differential geometry, and then to computational geometry, and now to data science. Using the Calabi-Yau landscape - accumulated by the collaboration of physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists over the last 4 decades - as a starting-point and concrete playground, we then launch to review our recent program in machine-learning mathematical structures and address the tantalizing question of how AI helps doing mathematics, ranging from geometry, to representation theory, to combinatorics, to number theory.

Yang-Hui He
Yang-Hui He
Professor in Mathematics