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Computational Science (CS) – Multidisciplinary (Randomness and Order)

Love physics but biology also intrigues you? Majoring in chemistry but want to expand your horizons? The Multidisciplinary Computational Science program combines all of these fields like no other program

In the world of research and technology the boundaries between physics, chemistry and biology are becoming fuzzier. For instance, physicists, chemists and biologists can collaborate in order to create new research topics and answer questions such as: Why do healthy cells maintain their shape while cancerous cells have difficulty doing so? How do you break down oil leaking from a drilling rig using chemical dispersants? Or, how do you prevent fingerprint stains on your iPhone screen? Here is where you come in. In the three-year long “Computational Science,  Randomness and Order” program that connects different scientific disciplines, you will acquire deep multidisciplinary knowledge and utilize scientific and computational tools such as, Matlab, EJS and Python in order to simplify complex systems, develop multiparticle-system simulations and study how random interaction and motion determines level of order in materials.

Using the knowledge you will gain, you can study similar phenomena of collective behavior, from epidemiology to city planning and economics. 

More about the program

The Davidson Institute of Science Education, with permission from the Ministry of Education, holds a super-regional class in computational science (CS). This is a novel emerging scientific field in the academic world. Computational science makes vast use of the advanced abilities of computers in order to build simulations, study them and compare the results to the real world situation. This multidisciplinary program also encourages its participants to creatively engage in multidisciplinary topics: provoking interest in physics students for the unique biological phenomena studied in the program, excite chemistry students to work on physical models that pinpoint the common ground different phenomena have, as well as show biology students that they can enjoy physical/mathematical modeling for phenomena they find interesting.

The subject of computational science has been taught successfully at the Davidson Institute for many years, and the program is accredited by the Ministry of Education and the Council for Higher Education as a unique 5 matriculation unit subject. Thanks to the accreditation, graduates of the program receive a bonus on the grade they receive when applying to university. A high rate of graduates of the first years of the program were accepted to elite academic units in the IDF (Intelligence/ Talpiot) or continued to higher education. In addition to its contribution to its graduates with extending their scientific knowledge and scientific thinking skills, the CS program gives the students confidence in their skills and their ability to take on complex problems and challenges.  

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