Join us for the inaugural Computational Science Seminar sponsored jointly by the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the University of Chicago (Watch remotely at https://fnal.zoom.us/j/720265198, or watch the simulcast at the Racetrack-WH7X). SCD’s Nhan Tran is the speaker. https://indico.fnal.gov/event/22307/ Abstract: In the first of the joint seminar series to build connections between the University of Chicago, Argonne, and Fermilab, we will highlight current activities in…
Speaker: Nhan Tran (FNAL) Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 10:30 to 11:30 (US/Central) Attend in person at University of Chicago, John Crerar Library, Kathleen A Zar Room (first floor) Watch simulcast at Fermilab, Racetrack (WH7X) Watch remotely with Zoom (link to be provided soon – See https://indico.fnal.gov/event/22307/) Abstract: In the first of the joint seminar series to build connections between the University of Chicago, Argonne, and Fermilab, we will highlight current activities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Fermilab. Machine…
From APS’s Physics, Oct. 3, 2019: Fermilab scientist Brian Nord imagines a future where machines test hypotheses on their own — and considers the challenges ahead as scientists embrace artificial intelligence techniques. Nord has begun applying AI to problems in astronomy, such as identifying unusual astronomical objects known as gravitational lenses. He spoke to Physics about his recent projects and how he thinks AI will change the way researchers do science.
From UChicago News, Oct. 1, 2019: AI technology is increasingly used to open up new horizons for scientists and researchers. At the University of Chicago, researchers are using it look for supernovae, find new drugs and develop a deeper understanding of Earth’s climate. University of Chicago and Fermilab scientist Brian Nord is partnering exploring a “self-driving telescope:” a framework that could optimize when and where to point telescopes to gather the most interesting data.
From DOE, Sept. 13, 2019: Nigel Lockyer is quoted among several other national lab directors, members of Congress and industry bigwigs regarding DOE’s new Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office.
From DOE, Sept. 6, 2019: U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announces the establishment of the DOE Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office. The secretary has established the office to serve as the coordinating hub for the work being done across the DOE enterprise in artificial intelligence. This action has been taken as part of the President’s call for a national AI strategy to ensure AI technologies are developed to positively impact the lives of Americans.
Nord and a University of Chicago scientist will apply the tools of artificial intelligence to accelerate discovery by automating the design and execution of cosmic experiments. The grant is part of an initiative to provide seed funding for collaborative projects in AI and quantum science between the university, Fermilab and Argonne National Laboratory.
From UChicago News, July 25, 2019: The University of Chicago is seeding promising projects with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab in the emerging fields of artificial intelligence and quantum science.
Fermilab scientist Brian Nord is one of the grant recipients.