Many problems in physics require high performance computing including simulations of novel materials, quantum computing devices, complex atomic systems, the cosmological evolution and the climate as well as the processing of large datasets from astronomical and cosmological observations or quantum simulations. This leads to the development of new computational techniques and applications. 

Several academics in Computational Physics and Big Data are also part of the UNSW Data Science Hub uDASH. This includes Prof Sarah Brough, A/Prof Sarah Martell, Dr Ben Montet, and A/Prof Dennis Stello in Astrophysics and Dr Jan Hamann in Fundamental Physics.