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Computer Science and Physics

  1. Mar 17, 2007 #1
    Can a computer science degree help a physicist? :confused:
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  3. Mar 18, 2007 #2
    Maybe if his computer is broken.
  4. Mar 18, 2007 #3
  5. Mar 18, 2007 #4
    i am sure there are subfields in physic that fit your particular expertise.
  6. Mar 18, 2007 #5
    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.
  7. Mar 20, 2007 #6
    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.
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