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Physics Research & Education
Quantum Mechanics
June 9-14, 2002
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

SUNDAY
2:00 - 9:00 pmArrival and check-in
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30pm - 9:30pmPHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPING CURRICIULA
Discussion Leader: Michael Wittmann
7:30pm - 7:50pm Introduction
7:50pm - 8:40pmJoe Redish
"Thinking about thinking: making the transition from classical to quantum physics"
8:40pm - 9:30pmLei Bao
"States and Perturbations of Cognitive Processes in Learning Quantum Mechanics"
MONDAY
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
9:00am - 12:30pmQUANTUM MECHANICS CURRICULA AND TEACHING QUANTUM MECHANICS
Discussion Leader: Jan Tobochnik
9:00am - 9:50am Peter Garik
"Using Software for Quantum Concept Instruction in the Classroom"
9:50am - 10:40amCorinne Manogue
"Teaching Quantum Mechanics in the Paradigms Curriculum"
10:40am - 10:50amCoffee Break
10:50am - 11:40amGeorge Greenstein and Arthur Zajonc
"The Challenges of Quantum Physics as a Pedagogical Tool"
11:40am - 12:30am Dave Pritchard
"CyberTutor: An Effective Combination of Tutoring, Assessment, and Educational Research"
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 6:00pmFree Time
4:00pm - 6:00pm Poster session
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm - 9:30pmRESEARCH EXPERIMENTS IN QUANTUM CURRICULUM
Discussion Leader: Jean-Francois Van Huele
7:30pm - 8:20pmHideo Mabuchi
"Research experiments and experimental teaching in Quantum Mechanics"
8:20pm - 9:10pmTimothy Havel
"The Quantum Cookbook: A Set of Laboratory Exercises, Based on NMR Spectroscopy, for an Introductory Course in Quantum Mechanics"
9:10pm - 9:30pm General Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30am - 8:30amBreakfast
9:00am - 12:30pmSTUDENT UNDERSTANDING OF PHYSICS CONCEPTS
Discussion Leader: David Meltzer
9:00am - 9:50amStamatis Vokos
"Student understanding of the semiclassical limit of quantum mechanics"
9:50am - 10: 40am Chandraleka Singh
"Student understanding of quantum measurement and time development"
10:40am - 10:50am Coffee Break
10:50am - 11:40amRichard Robinett
"Testing the development of student conceptual and visualization understanding in quantum mechanics through the undergraduate career"
11:40am - 12:30am Seth Rosenberg
"A Cognitive Perspective on Students' Understanding of Quantum Mechanics
12:30pmLunch
1:30pm - 6:00pmFree Time
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm - 9:30pmTHEORETICAL RESEARCH AND TEACHING QUANTUM MECHANICS
Discussion Leader: Mario Belloni
7:30pm - 8:20pmElisheva Goldstein
"Theoretical Approach to Structure and Mechanism"
8:20pm - 9:10pm Peter Lepage
"Renormalization, the Schrodinger Equation, and Undergraduate Research"
9:10pm - 9:30pm General Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
9:00am - 12:30pmTOPICS IN QUANTUM MECHANICS
Discussion Leader: Arthur Zajonc
9:00am - 9:50amEdwin Taylor
"Multi-Path Quantum Mechanics"
9:50am - 10:40am Dan Schroeder
“Feynman Diagrams for Undergraduates”
10:40am - 10:50amCoffee Break
10:50am - 11:40amJohn Townsend
"A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics"
11:40am - 12:30amDan Styer
"Making Sense of What's Not Common Sense: Two Examples of Five Techniques"
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 6:00pmFree Time
4:00pm - 6:00pm Poster session
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm - 9:30pmPHOTON EXPERIMENTS WITH UNDERGRADUATES
Discussion Leader: George Greenstein
7:30pm - 8:20pm Mark Schneider
"Simple Experimental Realizations of Quantum Mysteries
8:20pm - 9:10pmCharles Holbrow
"Photon Quantum Mechanics for Undergraduates"
9:10pm - 9:30pm General Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
9:00am - 12:30pm QUANTUM CURRICULA
Discussion Leader: Harvey Leff
9:00am - 9:50am Dean Zollman
"Using visualization to teach quantum mechanics"
9:50am - 10:40am Ronnie Kosloff
"Visualizing quantum mechanics: A dynamic base for teaching"
10:40am - 10:50amCoffee Break
10:50am - 11:40am David Mermin
"Quick Quantum Mechanics for Computer Scientists"
11:40am - 12:30am David Hestenes
"A Common Mathematical Language for Classical and Quantum Mechanics"
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 6:00pm Free Time
6:00pm - 7:00pmDinner
7:30pm - 9:30pm EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH THAT COULD INFLUENCE QUANTUM CURRICULA
Discussion Leader: Stephen Addison
7:30pm - 8:20pm Amy Bug
"Classes that prepare undergraduates for research in quantum physics, and vice versa"
8:20pm - 9:10pm Herman Batelaan
"Diffraction of electrons from a standing wave of light"
9:10pm - 9:30pm General Discussion

 
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