# Announcements

#### Upcoming events

- Lecture Series "Machine Learning and its Applications" by Fabian Ruehle (CERN), Oct. 7th - 11th, 2019
- Bethe-Colloquium by Riccardo Barbieri (SNS, Pisa), October 24th, 2019
- Bethe-Colloquium by Uwe-Jens Wiese (Bern), December 5th, 2019
- Bethe-Colloquium by Herbert Spohn (TUM), January 9th, 2020
- Bethe-Colloquium by Astrid Eichhorn (SDU, Odense), January 23rd, 2020

Further information will be given as soon as it is available.

#### Lecture Series on "Machine Learning and its Applications"

Fabian Ruehle (CERN, Geneva) will give a Lecture Series on "Machine Learning and its Applications" from October 7 - 11, 2019, in the Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics in Bonn.

Abstract: Machine Learning techniques, in particular neural networks, have become an integral part of our lives. Due to their versatile nature, they are applied in the private and academic sector with tremendous success. In these lectures, I will first review the basic building blocks of neural networks and how they are trained. I will then discuss popular neural network architectures and how they are used in unsupervised, semi-supervised and supervised machine learning. I will also introduce other common machine learning techniques and present example applications to problems in Physics (ranging from Astrophysics and Cosmology to Particle Physics, Mathematical Physics and String Theory). In the exercises, I will use the techniques introduced in the lectures to solve simple problems in real time.

For more information please check the event webpage.

#### Bethe Colloquium by Riccardo Barbieri

The first Bethe Colloquium of the winter term 2019/20 will take place on Thursday, October 24th, 2019, at 4:15 pm in Hörsaal I.

- Riccardo Barbieri (SNS,Pisa)
- Standard Model or Standard Theory
- Hörsaal I, Physikalisches Institut

**Abstract:** The impressive extension of successful tests of the Standard Model of elementary particles suggests to promote it to a / the Standard Theory. After arguing why this
may be premature, I discuss the potential of precision measurements in the next decade or so to search for possible Beyond the Standard Model effects, crucial to try to answer the
question of the title.

Further events will be announced as soon as possible.