At the 2017 APS April Meeting, there was a plenary presentation from Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom.  During the Q&A period following his presentation, a young person asked, “Is there a particular field of study you would recommend…?”  The response from Lord Rees was perfect!

“Do any subject in biology or physical sciences, but also become adept in computation I would say.”

     Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom

Here is the complete question and his complete answer:

His complete presentation is available here