This week we talk with Michael Kagan. He’s a data scientist at CERN, where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. It’s Michael’s job to figure out how to use open source machine learning tools like scikit learn and TensorFlow in the pursuit of new particles at the Large Hadron Collider. Amazing!

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