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Carl Wieman received his B.S. from MIT in 1973 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1977. He was at the University of Colorado from 1984 to 2006 as a Distinguished Professor of Physics and Presidential Teaching Scholar. In January 2007, he joined the University of British Columbia as the Director of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative. He retains a 20% appointment at the University of Colorado, Boulder to head the science education initiative he founded.
His research has been recognized with numerous awards including the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award in 2001, the Carnegie Foundation’s U.S. University Professor of the Year Award in 2004, and the American Association of Physics Teachers’ Oersted Medal in 2007. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and chairs the Academy Board on Science Education.
Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the Tools of Science to Teach Science
as author at MIT World Series: Nobel Laureate Speakers,