09 MAR 2021
From 15 – 19 February 2021, over 80 participants attended the online LENS Machine Learning School. The school, which was targeted towards neutron and muon facilities staff, offered a gateway for beginner and intermediate coders to get into machine learning, providing an overview of modern and traditional machine learning techniques alongside neutron or muon based applications.
The Machine Learning School, organised collaboratively by the LENS initiative, was run by lecturers from facilities across Europe, including ISIS, PSI, ESS, ILL, and MLZ, with additional support from the STFC’s SciML group and the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.
The hands-on lectures covered a range of topics, from the very basics of how a neural network operates, to training a neural network to play Mrs Pac-Man (with a fair dose of more traditional methods inbetween!).
Resources from the School, including recordings of most of the lectures, are available online for all to access. Anyone with an interest in machine learning is encouraged to explore the lecture material and join the Slack channel for the LENS Machine Learning School for hints, tips and discussion on the projects going on across the European neutron and muon sources.
Jos Cooper, ISIS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent News & Events
- On the 15th of September 2021, the governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom signed a protocol that will extend their support of the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) for another ten-year period from 2024 to 2033.
- Welcome to the first issue of the LENS Initiative newsletter. Established in 2018, the LENS Initiative is the result of a long and productive partnership between European neutron facilities, working to advance neutron science and technology across the world. With the launch of this newsletter, we look forward to bringing you updates on the latest activities and opportunities from LENS.
- 27 May: LENS Webinar #11 ‘Ultra-high field magnets for neutron scattering: latest developments and possibilities ‘ Mark Bird (NHML Tallahassee)This webinar will address possibilities for higher field magnets for neutron scattering, focusing on the possibilities opened up by the high temperature superconductors but also touching on dc and pulsed resistive magnets.