EuroPLEx (the European network for Particle physics, Lattice field theory and Extreme computing), a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme, held its kick-off event in Parma (Italy) from September the 17th to the 20th.
The Swansea Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory group is a node in this network, and has recently recruited its ITN Fellow Dimitrios Bachtis, who is joining the network from Greece. Dimitrios will be working with Profs Biagio Lucini (Maths) and Gert Aarts (Physics) on applications of machine learning in strongly interacting theories, including Quantum Chromodynamics. Prof Lucini said: “Machine learning plays an ever more important role in the fundamental sciences, and it is exciting to work together with Dimitrios on this topic in the context of the network.”
Prof Aarts, who attended the event in Parma together with Dimitrios,
added: “The kick-off event brought together the ITN fellows, academics from the 9 nodes, and industrial and external partners, including Swansea-based WePredict. It was an inspiring event, and set an excellent example for the network events to come in future years.” Prof Chris Allton, the PI of the Swansea node, finally stated: “This network connects the Swansea lattice QCD group with our friends and colleagues across Europe, enabling scientific development in an effective and collaborative manner, which will result in high-level training and stimulating discussions.” Other group members involved are Profs Simon Hands and Maurizio Piai