Hard Sciences unveiled – an Interdisciplinary Tour

An epic way of exploring the wondrous realm of Science


Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași offers this module to students from all over the world, who share an interest and passion for science and technology. This course pack is designed to enrich your theoretical knowledge and practical abilities in Hard Sciences, to broaden and improve your experimental skills, data processing and reporting capacity. You will be able to tap into a variety of topics, such as: artificial intelligence models and machine learning, mathematics, numerical simulations in physics, high energy physics, as well your very own first-hand experience in molecular spectroscopy, cryptography or sky map reading.

Number of contact hours: 40

Assessment method: Test with multiple choice questions and problem solving

Contact (module coordinator): Assoc. Prof. dr. habil. Ionut Topala (ionut.topala@uaic.ro)


Lectures(L) and workshops(W)

  • Numerical simulations in physics (L)
  • Hands on High Energy Particle Physics (W)
  • Introduction to plasma physics (W)
  • Chaos and self-organization (L)
  • Diatomic molecular spectra (W)
  • The correlation between microstructure and functional properties in materials for microelectronics (L)
  • Basic optimization algorithms which cannot exist without “a little bit of math” (W)
  • Mathematical models in Life Sciences (L)
  • Applications of Probability Theory (L)
  • Astronomy & sky map reading (L + W)
  • Basic mathematical structures used in cryptography (L)
  • Introduction to Cryptography and Internet of Things (IoT) (W)
  • Artificial Intelligence in Computer Games (L)
  • Artificial Intelligence: what it really is and how it really works (L)
  • A hands-on experience in machine learning (W)
  • Introduction to Mixed Realities (L)
  • Learning Algorithm Design with Alk Platform (W)
  • Communicating science: delivering clear and interesting scientific information (W)