Computational physics is a good way to get valuable intuition about the key equations of physics, and train your numerical analysis skills:
Ah, the jewel of computational physics.
Also known as an ab initio method: no experimental measurement is taken as input, QED is all you need.
But since QED is thought to fully describe all relevant aspects molecules, it could be called "the" ab initio method.
For one, if we were able to predict protein molecule interactions, our understanding of molecular biology technologies would be solved.
And the fact that quantum computers are one of the most promising advances to this field, is also very very exciting: Section "Quantum algorithm".
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtnsHtYYKf0 "Mercury and Relativity - Periodic Table of Videos" by a
TODO what's the largest molecule done on a classical computer?
- www.nature.com/articles/nature23879 "Hardware-efficient variational quantum eigensolver for small molecules and quantum magnets"