Undergrad here. Does anyone on this forum have experience working in a computational physics research group at the graduate level? I noticed Carnegie Mellon has "computational physics" as a research area for its physics PhD students. It sounds like it would be right up my alley but it's unclear to me what exactly it means. I have a few questions: 1) I thought computational physics was a set of tools to be applied to another area of physics, not really a field in and of itself. What exactly would you learn doing a PhD in computational physics? 2) Would Carnegie Mellon be a good choice for this research area? What schools are well established in this field? Thanks.