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Computational Science and String Theory?

  1. Apr 17, 2013 #1
    Hi everyone. I'm interested in computational science but have an interest in string theory as well as I'm sure a few people here do. My question is does computational science have a place in the research for string theory? Would a physicist simply give some numbers for a computational scientist to work on or could a computational scientist actually lead the research? Thanks.
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  3. Apr 17, 2013 #2


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    Most physics research involves numerical methods at some point or another, so indeed it certainly plays a role. Most physicists are adequate programmers by necessity and are typically fluent in Fortran, Mathematica or other.
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