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Loop amplitudes from precision networks

Simon Badger, Anja Butter, Michel Luchmann, Sebastian Pitz, Tilman Plehn

SciPost Phys. Core 6, 034 (2023) · published 25 April 2023


Evaluating loop amplitudes is a time-consuming part of LHC event generation. For di-photon production with jets we show that simple, Bayesian networks can learn such amplitudes and model their uncertainties reliably. A boosted training of the Bayesian network further improves the uncertainty estimate and the network precision in critical phase space regions. In general, boosted network training of Bayesian networks allows us to move between fit-like and interpolation-like regimes of network training.

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Machine learning (ML) Monte-Carlo simulations perturbation theory

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