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Advanced computational physics

Credit 0.125 EFTSL
ICRAR Node University of Western Australia
Unit Code Enrol at UWA in SHPC4002
Offering Semester 2
Physical sciences tackle challenges at all scales in the universe: from identification of distant galaxies and gravitational waves, to medical image analysis for patients, to prediction of ocean waves for offshore structures, to understanding the quantum world. The main objectives of this unit are to introduce students to the state-of-the-art development in the application of advanced computational methods to solve data-intensive physics problems. Students will gain hands-on experience in implementing these methods, and they will also learn to solve physics problem by using high-level programming language, open source software, and public datasets.
Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Build algorithms to model and predict complex physical phenomena and processes;
    2. Apply data-driven computation approach to analyse, visualise, discover, and interpret patterns from data;
    3. Demonstrate data analytical skills to quantitatively identify signals from noise; and
    4. Communicate data science methods and results with clarity and impact.


Assessment Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows:

  1. Assignments
  2. Quizzes
  3. Presentation

Further information will be  available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s) Chen Wu, Kevin Vinsen, and Jingbo Wang