Scientific Computing Minor
Indiana University has developed an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental Ph.D. minor in Scientific Computing. This is a formal recognition of changes in science that have been prominent for the last 20 years, changes that have introduced a powerful and entirely new mode of research. The increasing availability of high performance computers has led to a method of scientific inquiry based on mathematical models solved by means of numerical computations, analyzed and viewed by means of advanced computer graphics. Carrying out research by these means is necessarily interdisciplinary, calling on advanced skills in areas that span many classical divisions of academia. The Ph.D. minor in scientific computing allows the interdepartmental education necessary to better equip students for research within this new paradigm.