Welcome to the Machine Learning Initiative of the Physics Department

Under construction for Fall 2021.

Machine Learning is becoming increasingly important in many fields of science, but its relation to physics is particularly interesting. Physics provides a data domain that is described by mathematical laws, with know statistical and symmetry properties. This makes it a particularly interesting domain to develop and apply new machine learning algorithms. In the other direction, tools from physics can be used to understand the properties of neural networks.

At the UW Madison physics department we have a number of faculty, postdocs and students that apply Machine Learning in different physical contexts, and the Machine Learning initiative brings them together to exchange knowledge and ideas.

For announcements and discussions please join our Slack channel #aiphysics on the Slack space of the physics department.