The Mathematical and Physical Sciences are continually deepening our understanding of the Universe, and our capacity to act within it. Encompassing theoretical and experimental Physics, and all field of Pure Mathematics, Applied Physics and Statistics, the domain has served as the backbone of natural sciences both historically and methodologically. It has been crucial in expanding our knowledge of the cosmos, from the large scale processes that happen in outer space to the dynamics of the earth’s environment, the composition of matter and complex phenomena that we encounter at a quantum scale.
The two fields are intertwined, so much so that while one has dared to dive deep in towards answering questions related to the origin of the universe and its evolution, the other has provided the robust logical and numerical framework for it. Individually both the fields have evolved into full-fledged bodies of knowledge, and combined together they have forayed into every aspect of modern life-not just as a spectator but also defining the very core it. Forging strong bonds with allied fields the Mathematical and Physical Sciences have formed the very basis of some of most modern bodies of knowledge, such as Chaos Theory, biologically-inspired Physics, Modern Cosmology and Astrophysics, Quantum Computing, Financial Mathematics, String Theory and Mathematical Physics, and Earth System Science.
They have made contributions to the domain of technology that are shaping our lives, such as AI, nanotechnology, robotics, pharmaceuticals and green energy. They explore incipient fields like superconductivity, 3-D printing, and quantum computing. With the proliferation of big data and advanced technology, pioneering new projects have sprung up the interface: chemists are working with architects to develop materials, theoretical physicists are employed in finance, and mathematical expertise is in demand across start-ups, government agencies, think-tanks, and manufacturing industries. At a time when other sectors are losing jobs through labour-substituting technologies, these sciences are opening up promising new careers.
At Ahmedabad University, we look forward to harnessing the collective efforts of the Mathematical and Physical sciences, using innovative tools and techniques, and with interdisciplinary approaches and project-based learning to address the most compelling questions and challenges facing humankind and society.
For more information on the two current Bachelor of Science (Honours) programmes, follow the links below:
• Major in Computer Science
• Major in Physics
Education at Ahmedabad University offers intellectual rigour, deep focus on research, unique opportunities for academic collaboration and creative momentum. As new students, you join a vibrant, talented community committed to academic excellence and personal growth.
To know more details about admissions, please visit our admissions webpage.
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