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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.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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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.

Teaching during the spring semester 2021

During the spring semester 2021 lectures in the course will be given remotely. The course is examined through written reports and remote oral presentations of weekly home assignments and a written report and oral presentation of a computational project. The final oral presentation is planned to be carried out on campus.

The course is using the Athena learning platform.

  • 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

    Här ligger ett skript.

  • Contact

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


    Academic advisor at the Department of Physics:

    Student office: