Lecture: Python programming for scientists

3. April 2018
Heidelberg University

Summer Semester 2018

Lecturer: Dr. Markus Kromer

The lecture will be taught as a block course from September 10 to 14 in the CIP pool at Philosophenweg 12. Lecturing hours 9am to 5pm. See also the record in the LSF of Heidelberg University.


The course teaches elementary Python programming for scientists, including

  • Using the IPython Notebook
  • Introduction to Python
  • Modules and Functions
  • Introduction to Numpy and Matplotlib
  • Reading/writing data from files
  • Introduction to Scipy (interpolation, integration, fitting)
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Applying Python to scientific problems

Course Material

The course material can be downloaded here https://uebungen.physik.uni-heidelberg.de/vorlesung/20181/python1

About HITS

HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

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