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Carl Wieman

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Carl Wieman

Professor Emeritus

Assistant: Seenam Saira Shah


Carl Wieman holds a joint appointment as Professor of Physics and of the Graduate School of Education. He has done extensive experimental research in atomic and optical physics. His current intellectual focus is now 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, and served as Associate Director for Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Other Titles

Emeritus Faculty, Acad Council, Physics
Member, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance

Program Affiliations

Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)

Research Interests

Brain and Learning Sciences | Higher Education | Science Education | Teachers and Teaching

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Recent Publications

Kaldaras, L., & Wieman, C. (2023). Cognitive framework for blended mathematical sensemaking in science. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STEM EDUCATION, 10(1).

Burkholder, E., Salehi, S., Sackeyfio, S., Mohamed-Hinds, N., & Wieman, C. (2022). Equitable approach to introductory calculus-based physics courses focused on problem solving. PHYSICAL REVIEW PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH, 18(2).

Price, A., Salehi, S., Burkholder, E., Kim, C., Isava, V., Flynn, M., & Wieman, C. (2022). An accurate and practical method for assessing science and engineering problem-solving expertise. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION.

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