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Computational Science (CS) – Physics

Computational Science is the hottest field that is still not being taught in school, and physics is one of your favorite subjects. Now imagine what will happen if you combine the two

Bending a soccer ball, popcorn popping in the microwave or a melting ice cube: Everyday phenomena? Not for us. Behind these seemingly simple actions hiding are complex processes that it is not possible to calculate accurately, but using computational models (simulations) that simulate them, we can try and predict their results: where will the ball we kicked go, at what exact second will the corn kernel pop, and what part of the ice will melt first.

It is called “computational science”, but you will not find a subject like it in school – that is why we developed a three-year program, during which you will acquire profound knowledge in software such as Python, EJS and Matlab and apply it to solve scientific problems. Just imagine that in the future you can predict, using models like these, larger environmental processes, like melting of icebergs, or even formation of cracks and holes on the road, and thus contribute to preserving nature, the environment and the planet. Do you want to be the ones to change the world?

More about the program

The Davidson Institute of Science Education, together with Hemda – the science education center in Tel-Aviv, 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, due to the arising need of predicting complex situations. 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. Computational science allows us to address questions that science knows all the laws to, but are too complicated to solve otherwise. Computers are also useful for monitoring complex experiments and for running models and simulations. 

The subject of computational science is being 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 for the university. A high rate of graduates of the program are accepted to elite academic units in the IDF (Intelligence/ Talpiot) or continue 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.  

For more information visit the Hebrew site.