Use Case DESY II

Reinforcement Learning for the Optimization of Particle Accelerators

Date:
13.09.2022, 11:10 - 12:00 and 12:45 - 13:30
Duration:
50 minutes + 90 minutes
Location:
H 0.009

Abstract

Reinforcement learning is a form of machine learning in which intelligent agents learn to solve complex problems by gaining experience. In current research, agents trained with reinforcement learning perform better than their human counterparts on problems that have historically been difficult for machines to solve. Particle accelerators are among the most advanced high-tech machines in the world. Modern scientific experiments place the highest demands on beam quality, making particle accelerator control extremely complex. In this session, we will learn how to optimize a particle accelerator with reinforcement learning using a practical example.