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Physics of Data

University of Padua
Italy, Padua
Department of Physics and Astronomy Italy, Via Marzolo, 8 - 35131 Padova
Tuition fee €2,600 per year

In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees for a.y. 2019/20 (see below).

The total amount of tuition fees due per each academic year can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see:

Application fee €30 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €187 one-time

In order to accept your place at the University of Padova, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.

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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 programme 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.

Programme structure

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

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.

Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application start
Jan 7, 2020
Application deadline
Mar 7, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States