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Physics of Data, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The onset of big data has led to an explosion of datasets with a far more complex structure and beyond standard physics. In this Physics of Data program from the University of Padova we will provide new theoretical and computational tools to tackle this challenge within the physicist mindset.

About

The program intends to build an academic and professional figure that combines advanced knowledge in the field of Physics with a high-level training in Data Science.

The modeling and the theoretical interpretation of complex natural phenomena from large amounts of data are at the core of the research in Physics. The Big Data revolution presents in this sense the challenges and opportunities for the physicist of today. In addition to the figure of Data Scientist, specialized purely in the analysis of large amounts of data, it is increasingly clear the need to also train figures able to develop the methods and techniques that are fundamental for such analysis - in this sense we named the program of Physics of the Data.  

Training in Physics, Mathematics and Computation is increasingly necessary to generate such innovation and development. The program will thus train a new generation of physicists, which we could define as "data physicists", equipped with tools that will allow them to face the challenges that the digital revolution has brought in our society .

Career opportunities

Graduates will have jobs opportunity in Italy and abroad in:

  • academic institutions
  • research centers
  • internet companies, consulting companies
  • startups and high tech industries
  • public administrations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Laboratory of Computational Physics
  • Management and analysis of physics datasets
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistical Mechanics of Complex Systems
  • Advanced statistics for physics analysis

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

          Academic Requirements

          • Degree classification equivalent to at least 90/110
          • 24 CFU in the following areas: FIS/01-08 which at least 12 in FIS/02 and 6 among FIS/03, FIS/04 o FIS/05; 24 CFU in MAT/01-09.
          • a careful analysis of the curriculum, in particular the contents of the courses in Physics and Mathematics
          • B2 level of ENGLISH (reading and listening); no formal certificate is needed.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            2600 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          • EU/EEA

            2600 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
          The total amount can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”.

          Living costs for Legnaro

          • 600 - 900 EUR/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

          Funding

          The University of Padova offers scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree completely held in English in Padova. The scholarship programme is highly selective. Only candidates showing the highest achievements and school / academic records may receive a scholarship. The successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events.

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