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Aspects of machine learning

When: Monday, 11 November 2019 - Friday, 15 November 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Lecture Room P216, Physics Building
Start time:9:00
Enquiries:  or pallab.basu at

The Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics at Wits will hold the 2019 Joburg School in Theoretical Physics.

The 2019 Joburg School in Theoretical Physics will be a mix of pedagogical lectures delivered by five experts in the field, as well as research talks and interaction sessions. All students are welcome. 

The Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics holds theory physics workshops and schools several times a year. The goal of the Joburg School in Theoretical Physics is two-fold. Firstly, to expose the local community to exciting recent developments in the understandings of deep connection between quantum field theoretic methods and machine learning. Secondly, to stimulate discussion and interaction which might lead to new research directions and collaborations.

Lecturers include:

  • Anosh Joseph (IISER Mohali)
  • Giacomo Torlai (CCQ, Flatiron Institute)
  • Jonathan Shock (Univ. of Cape Town)
  • Dimitrios Giataganas (Univ. of Athens)
  • Ismail Akhalwaya (IBM, Johannesburg)


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