• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products Here!

Computer Science and Physics

  • Thread starter Robert Mak
  • Start date
  • #1
25
0

Main Question or Discussion Point

Can a computer science degree help a physicist? :confused:
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
184
0
Maybe if his computer is broken.
 
  • #3
1,306
19
absolutely.
 
  • #4
360
0
i am sure there are subfields in physic that fit your particular expertise.
 
  • #5
1,250
2
Programming skills are more important for a physicist than is a knowledge of theoretical computer science, but because all the best programmers have this knowledge, you are in good shape.
 
  • #6
54
0
I would have to say a C.S. degree would be very valuable to a computational physicist. I worked briefly with COSMOS (a hydrodynamics simulator) and the code base was quite large. Understanding how to plan and organize your code is necessary to efficiently manage such a project.
 

Related Threads on Computer Science and Physics

Replies
1
Views
303
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
510
  • Last Post
Replies
10
Views
4K
Replies
16
Views
913
Replies
10
Views
4K
Replies
10
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
816
Top