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Nobel Laureate Wieman To Speak At UW-Madison

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nobel laureate Carl Wieman is scheduled to speak in Madison this week about ways to improve science and engineering education.

Wieman shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 2001 for creating a new form of matter known as Bose-Einstein condensation. Now he’s the associate director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

He’ll speak at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Tuesday afternoon. His speech will focus on ways to improve science education.

Susan Millar is with the Morgridge Institute for Research, which is sponsoring Wieman’s visit. She calls Wieman a “very influential physicist” who can help science professors figure out how to balance teaching and research in ways that make them better educators.

Wieman has conducted extensive research in atomic and laser physics.

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