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Computational Physics

This course represents the core of the Master’s program in computational physics. You will build on what you have learned in your prior courses in programming and numerical analysis to take on advanced calculations in many different sub-fields of physics.


The focus of this course is on the applications of numerical methods to physical problems across various sub-fields of physics. You will practice your ability to transform a physical problem into a suitable form for a numerical treatment and to analyze the calculated result. The course will further strengthen your ability to write efficient larger codes by using existing program libraries. The course is specifically targeted at students on the Master’s program in Computational Physics, but other students with adequate background can access it as well. This course is taught in English.

  • Course structure

    This is a second cycle course given at full speed during daytime. This course can also be taken as a third cycle course.

    Teaching format

    The teaching and learning activities are lectures, seminars with hand-in problems/projects and oral presentations by the students.


    The examination consists of written hand-in assignments and oral presentations thereof.


    Eva Lindroth

    Phone: +468 5537 8616


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    The literature consists of handouts from the teacher during the course.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course coordinator and teacher:
    Eva Lindroth, phone: +468 5537 8616, e-mail:


    Academic advisor at the Department of Physics:

    Student office: