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Welcome to the master's program

Information session by the counselor for the master's program

The faculty and the Heidelberg Graduate School HSG MathComp are jointly inviting all students of the program to participate in the

   Welcome to the master's program "Scientific Computing"
   Friday, Oct 12th, 14 c.t., seminar room B, Mathematikon

This information event will take place at Mathematikon, INF 205, Seminar Room A (ground floor). All information regarding the upcoming semester including

  • course registration
  • selection of modules
  • application area
  • specialization

will be given in this information session. We offer intensive counseling on all topics.


Welcome and information session by the departmental student committee

For all newcomers in a master's degree program at the departments for mathematics and computer science as well as for physics and astronomy, an information session and a pub crawl are organized by the student representatives of Fachschaft MathPhysInfo, in order to make the start of the newcomers' studies in Heidelberg easier.

Dates and meeting places can be found on the web pages of   Fachschaft MathPhysInfo.



International Master Program "Scientific Computing"

The Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Science at Heidelberg University is offering an international master course "Scientific Computing" starting in the winter Term (October) and summer term (April). The program combines the development of methods and algorithms in Applied Mathematics, the implementation of these methods using modern Computer Science technology and the application to real-world problems.


Mathematical methods taught in this master program include

  • Numerical methods for ODE and PDE
  • Statistics and data analysis
  • Differential geometry and computer algebra
  • Linear and non-linear optimization methods
  • Computational methods in fluid dynamics

Computer Science methods list for example

  • Parallel computing
  • Scientific visualization
  • Mixed-integer programming
  • Spatial databases
  • Image processing techniques

 Applications for Scientific Computing come from:

  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Robotics
  • Weather and Climate Modelling
  • Text and Data Mining
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences
  • Cultural Heritage

Stay tuned for information on

  • the modules and practicals in this new master course
  • rules and regulations
  • application procedure

The program is designed in cooperation with   HGS MathComp, the graduate school for mathematical and computational modeling at the   Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at Heidelberg University). Top students in the first year course will get an invitation to join the graduate school for the second master year, opening the possibility to a direct integration into the HGS MathComp PhD program, a master course directly leading to a PhD project (research oriented master track).



Formal administrative information on the master program can be found in the   study regulations (Prüfungsordnung) that you can find on the   web site of the Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Science. Make sure to consult the latest version!

Remark: Since this a legal document, only the German version of the study regulations is legally binding. A   non-binding translation can be found on the   English web pages of the Faculty.

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