- Carl Wieman
name = Carl Edwin Wieman
caption = Wieman (left) with
Eric Cornellon the campus of the University of Colorado
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University of British Columbia
MIT Stanford University
Lorentz Medal(1998) Nobel Prize in Physics(2001) Oersted Medal(2007)
Carl Edwin Wieman (born
March 26 1951) is an American physicistat the University of British Columbiaand Nobel Prize in Physicslaureate for his production in 1995 with Eric Allin Cornell, the first true Bose-Einstein condensate.
Wieman was born in
Corvallis, Oregonand graduated from Corvallis High School. Wieman earned his B.S. in 1973 from MITand his Ph.D. from Stanford Universityin 1977; he was also awarded a Doctor of Science, "honoris causa" from the University of Chicagoin 1997. He was awarded the Lorentz Medalin 1998. In 2001, he won the Nobel Prize in Physics, along with Eric Allin Cornelland Wolfgang Ketterle. In 2004, he was named United States Professor of the Year among all doctoral and research universities.
Wieman joined the
University of British Columbiaon 1 January 2007and is heading a well-endowed science education initiative there; he retains a twenty percent appointment at University of Colorado, Boulder to head the science education project he founded in Colorado. [cite press release | title=CU-Boulder Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman Announces Move To British Columbia, Will Remain Linked To CU-Boulder | url=http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2006/109.html | publisher=University of Colorado, Boulder | date=2006-03-20 | accessdate=2007-10-09]
In the past several years, Wieman has been particularly involved with efforts at improving
science educationand has conducted educational research on science instruction. Wieman currently serves as Chair of the Board on Science Educationof the National Academy of Sciences. He has used and promotes Eric Mazur's "peer instruction", a pedagogical system, where teachers repeatedly ask multiple-choiceconcept questions during class, and students reply on the spot with little wireless "clicker" devices. If a large proportion of the class chooses a wrong answer, students discuss among themselves and reply again. [cite news | author=David Epstein | title=Trading Research for Teaching | url=http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/04/07/wieman | work=Inside Higher Ed | date=2006-04-07 | accessdate=2007-10-09] In 2007, Wieman was awarded the Oersted Medal, which recognizes notable contributions to the teaching of physics, by the American Association of Physics Teachers(AAPT).
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* [http://www.scientificblogging.com/cwieman Carl Wieman's blog] at ScientificBlogging.com
* [http://nobelprize.org/physics/laureates/2001/wieman-autobio.html Carl E. Wieman biography] at the
* [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060320.wxbcnobel20/BNStory/National/home Globe and Mail Article]
* [http://www.patentgenius.com/inventor/WiemanCarlE.html Carl E. Wieman patents] at Patent Genius
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