Monday, 26 May 2014

Check out these prizes for developing algorithms offered by CERN

CERN is offering prizes to developers who can make algorithms to study Higgs boson. Scientists officially confirmed this “god particle” on July 4, 2012. CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Researchers study changes happening to particles or matter decay to understand their nature. In the ATLAS experiment, they use the Large Hadron Collider to cause head on collisions of particles at high energy. Idea here is to study the patterns of significance and apply them to related studies. Researchers are encouraged to come up with such algorithms that could prove useful. 
High precision work

One such example could be the decay of Higgs boson into two tau particles. They could not study this in detail because of background noise. Machine learning is now a reality and CERN is making sure that talented people come up with solutions to exploit the facilities offered to them. Organizations that are involved in this challenge are Google, INRIA – a French computer science research institute and Center for Data Science of Paris- Saclay. The first prize is $7,000, the second prize is $4,000 and the third prize is $2,000.
Pic source: Public Domain Photos of Pixabay)

 NB: The photos are only indicative and do not represent the actual machine.