Archive | May 2019

Report of analysis by UK schools

The proceedings of the first Higgs Hunters schools conference have just been approved by the ATLAS collaboration!

The students’ results are quite fascinating.  They have addressed a very broad range of scientific questions, ranging from “physics” questions about the nature of the collisions, through to the sociological questions about how the biases and experiences of the human citizen scientists might affect the results.

The methods used ranged from large-scale surveys of the images themselves, to analysis of the precision of citizen scientist clicks, and use of highly performant SQL databases and artificial intelligence techniques to store and classify the data.

Congratulations to all the students involved!

You can read more here.