Prof Yang-Hui He



City, University of London

Yang-Hui He is a Fellow at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences,, Professor of mathematics at City, University of London, Lecturer at Merton College, University of Oxford and Chang-Jiang Chair of physics at NanKai University. He studied at Princeton, Cambridge and MIT and works at the interface between string theory, algebraic geometry and machine learning.


Universes as Bigdata: Physics, Geometry and Machine-Learning

The search for the Theory of Everything has led to superstring theory, which then led physics, first to algebraic/differential geometry/topology, and then to computational geometry, and now to data science.

With a concrete playground of the geometric landscape, accumulated by the collaboration of physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists over the last 4 decades, we show how the latest techniques in machine-learning can help explore problems of interest to theoretical physics and to pure mathematics.

At the core of our programme is the question: how can AI help us with mathematics?