The marvels of computational science, both professional and aesthetic, were examined on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
You can listen to their conversation via the SoundCloud link above.
Wallin also is the head of MTSU’s Computational and Data Science PhD Program. He defines his discipline as bridging the gap “between theoretical science and experimental science” using computers.
“A good example of computational science might be weather forecasting or developing new materials or predicting the effects of how galaxies collide together,” Wallin said. “All of these would fall into this area.”
Wallin also has an interesting avocation. He creates designs by using computer software to add extra spaces in printed text.
To accomplish this, the professor wrote a simple code into which he imports Python libraries, which are reusable core modules of code.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
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