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Teaching Quantum Physics
Göteborg, 11-13 July 2012
This symposium deals with the teaching of quantum physics: How do we invite young people – and the general public – into the fascinating world of quantum physics and an appreciation of the power of modern theoretical and experimental methods applied to atomic systems?
The symposium opens and closes with plenary sessions, as part of the conference EGAS44, of the European Group of Atomic Systems. It combines invited plenary lectures and progress reports with contributed papers and posters from the participants. There will also be possibilities to try selected student experiments.
To the symposium, we welcome participation of atomic physicists, interested in education, educational researchers interested in the teaching of quantum physics, as well as high-school and university teachers who want to share experiences and update their contacts with research in quantum physics as well as education.
Eric Mazur – Confessions of a Converted Lecturer
Per Delsing – Is Vacuum Really Empty?
Jeffrey Hangst – The ALPHA Experiment at CERN: Physics with Trapped Antihydrogen
Robert Marc Friedman – "Remembering Miss Meitner": History, Memory, and the Future of Physics
Judy Hardy – Not What It Seems? Teaching and Learning Introductory Quantum Physics
Christine Lindstrøm – The Knowledge Structure of Introductory Quantum Mechanics
Eric Mazur – The Scientific Approach to Teaching: Research as a Basis for Course Design
Reidun Renstrøm – Why Do Recognized Textbooks in Physics Represent a Quasi-History of Planck's, Einstein's and Bohr's Development of Quantum Physics?
History and Quasi-History of Quantum Physics
Klaus Wendt – Particle Traps in Modern Physics Education
We hope to assure grants that will enable us to offer high-school teachers to participate in the full conference, paying only student price.
Dag Hanstorp, EGAS chair
Ann-Marie Pendrill, symposium chair, National Resource Center for Physics Education
Anne-Sofie Mårtensson, chair, educational section of the Swedish Physical Society.