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Physics of Data

University of Padua
Physics of Data

Program description

Physics of Data

The Master’s degree provides new theoretical and computational tools to tackle the explosion of datasets within the physicist mindset. It combines advanced knowledge in the field of Physics with a high-level training in Data Science. The program thus trains the new generation of data physicists, equipped with tools that will allow them to face the challenges that the digital revolution has brought in our society.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with proven skills in Physics and Mathematics
  • Minimum GPA equivalent to Italian 90/110

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Program content

  • 1st Year:
    • Laboratory of Computational Physics;
    • Management and Analysis of Physics Datasets;
    • Theoretical Physics;
    • Machine Learning;
    • Statistical Mechanics of Complex Systems;
    • Advanced Statistics for Physics Analysis;
    • Optional courses on advanced topics in modern Physics
  • 2nd Year:
    • Quantum Computing;
    • optional courses on advanced topics in modern Physics and Engineering;
    • Internship in a research centre on in a private company

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are the same for all the programmes: up to 3,000 euros/year, divided in 3 installments

Career opportunities

Graduates master tools for collecting, managing and analysing big data, and to translate their work into highly valuable information. Graduates work as professionals in research centres, internet companies, consulting companies, startups and high tech industries and public administrations.

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University of Padua

The University of Padua

The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its  foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis  Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of...

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Why study at University of Padua

  • The University of Padua is a TOP 200 university in the World, that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222.
  • During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society.
  • Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes (over 180, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; 29 programmes are held completely in English).
  • Interconnections among the different disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where international students (over 3,000), staff and alumni support the development of the University's mission at global level.

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University of Padua

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
35122 Padua

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