Seminari Didattica della Fisica

Focus group with Carl Wieman

by Prof. Carl Wieman (Standford University)

1/3-1 - Sala R (Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia - Edificio Marzolo)

1/3-1 - Sala R

Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia - Edificio Marzolo


Carl Wieman holds a joint appointment as Professor of Physics and of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Among his many distinctions, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001 for the first realization of a Bose-Einstein condensate (with Eric Cornell and Wolfgang Ketterle). In 2007, he joined the University of British Columbia as the Director of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative. His current intellectual focus is on undergraduate physics and science education. He has pioneered the use of experimental techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of various teaching strategies for physics and other sciences. The results of his research are presented in his book “Improving How Universities Teach Science” (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2017).