Nobel Laureate Carl E. Wieman lectures on science education and physics


The Department of Physics at McGill University and the Tomlinson Project in University-Level Science Education (T-PULSE), are pleased to welcome Professor Carl E. Wieman, University of British Columbia, and University of Colorado, to deliver two lectures about science education and physics. A leading advocate for science education, Prof. Wieman has received numerous awards for his research most notably the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001 for the first creation of and early experiments on Bose-Einstein condensation.

WHO: Prof. Professor Carl E. Wieman , Director, Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative, University British Columbia; Distinguished Professor of Physics, University of Colorado

WHAT: Public Lectures: Science Education; and Physics

EVENT #1 Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the tools of science to teach university-level science
WHEN: September 24, 6:00pm
WHERE: Frank Dawson Adams Building, Auditorium

EVENT #2 Attitudes about physics and how they impact and are impacted by instruction
WHEN: September 25, 3:30pm
WHERE: Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building, Room M-1

T-PULSE was established in 2002, as part of a significant endowment to McGill from Canadian scientist and businessman Richard H. Tomlinson, to support the development of more effective teaching methods for university-level science students and the dissemination of these techniques to the professoriate.

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