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

Do you love physics – but also find biology intriguing? Are you majoring in chemistry – but want to expand your horizons? The Multidisciplinary Computational Science program combines all of these fields like no other.

In the world of research and technology, the boundaries between physics, chemistry, and biology have been blurring. For instance, physicists, chemists, and biologists can collaborate in creating new research topics and in answering such questions as why do healthy cells maintain their shape while cancerous cells have difficulty doing so? How do you break down oil that is leaking from a drilling rig using chemical dispersants? And how do you prevent fingerprint stains on the screen of your cell phone?

This is where you come in. In the three-year Computational Science, Randomness and Order program, which 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 the level of order in materials.

Using the knowledge you gain through the program, you can study similar phenomena of collective behavior – in diverse areas, from epidemiology and city planning to economics. 

 

More about the program

Accredited by the Ministry of Education, the Davidson Institute of Science Education conducts a super-regional class in computational science. Due to the increasing need to predict the outcomes of complex processes, computational science is an emerging scientific-academic field. It relies on the advanced abilities of computers to build simulations, investigate them, and compare their results to real-world situations. This multidisciplinary program also encourages its participants to creatively engage in multidisciplinary topics, triggering in physics students’ in the unique biological phenomena studied in the program, encouraging chemistry students to work on physical models that pinpoint the common characteristics of different phenomena, and showing biology students that they can enjoy physical/mathematical modeling to research phenomena they find interesting.

Computational science as a field has been taught successfully at the Davidson Institute for numerous years, and the program is accredited by the Ministry of Education and the Council for Higher Education as a unique 5-point matriculation subject. Thanks to this accreditation, graduates of the program receive a bonus on the course grade when applying to academic studies. The program’s graduates are accepted in significant rates to elite academic units in the IDF (Intelligence/Talpiot) and continue into higher education. Beyond its contribution to graduates’ scientific knowledge and thinking skills, the program also provides participants with confidence in their skills and their abilities to take on complex problems and challenges. 

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