Distinguished scientist and outstanding teacher: the American physicist Carl Wieman is both.
In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the creation of the Bose-Einstein condensate in collaboration with Eric Cornell and Wolfgang Ketterle. In the years that followed, Wieman increasingly devoted himself to didactics, was honored as U.S. Professor of the Year in 2004, and contributed to science education in many ways.
In 2006 he founded the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver with the aim of making evidence-based science education even more effective. Wieman is particularly interested in imparting scientific, technical and mathematical knowledge.
The Education Revolution of a Nobel Laureate