Center for Radiative Shock Hydrodynamics

Prospective Students and Post Docs

Currently the interdisciplinary PhD program in Predictive Science and Engineering is under development. The program will marry the strengths of two existing U-M programs: the Applied Physics program and the Scientific Computing certificate program.

The Applied Physics program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain a solid base in the fundamentals of modern physics while exploring applications in the context of various branches of engineering. The Scientific Computing certificate program allows students in any doctoral program at Michigan to add “and Scientific Computing” to their degree name (e.g. Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering and Scientific Computing) by meeting three basic requirements:

  • The doctoral project must be one in which scientific computing plays a large role.
  • The doctoral committee composition, and the doctoral qualifying exam, must reflect this emphasis.
  • The coursework must include a minimum of three computer sciences courses and three numerical methods courses.

Core Curriculum

The Program's core curriculum will draw from computer science and numerical methods, as in the Scientific Computing certificate, but will add requirements in nondeterministic science and methods. Also, as in the Scientific Computing certificate program, Predictive Science and Engineering PhD students will have a “home department” in which their field of specialization lies. The first students will be associated with the Center for (Predictive) Radiative Shock Hydrodynamics, and their home departments will be Aerospace Engineering, Atomospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences, Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, or Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences.