Next Generation Generative Neural Networks for HEP
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
2 University of California, Berkeley
* email: SFarrell@lbl.gov
Published online: 17 September 2019
Initial studies have suggested generative adversarial networks (GANs) have promise as fast simulations within HEP. These studies, while promising, have been insufficiently precise and also, like GANs in general, suffer from stability issues.We apply GANs to to generate full particle physics events (not individual physics objects), explore conditioning of generated events based on physics theory parameters and evaluate the precision and generalization of the produced datasets. We apply this to SUSY mass parameter interpolation and pileup generation. We also discuss recent developments in convergence and representations that match the structure of the detector better than images.In addition we describe on-going work making use of large-scale distributed resources on the Cori supercomputer at NERSC, and developments to control distributed training via interactive jupyter notebook sessions. This will allow tackling high-resolution detector data; model selection and hyper-parameter tuning in a productive yet scalable deep learning environment.
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