Nobelist Carl Wieman Moves to Stanford to Focus on Better Science Teaching

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Carl Wieman, a Nobel laureate in physics and former White House adviser, views MOOCs with skepticism, calling them "based on a flawed concept of learning."

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Noah Berger for The Chronicle

Carl Wieman, a Nobel laureate in physics and former White House adviser, views MOOCs with skepticism, calling them "based on a flawed concept of learning."

Carl E. Wieman, a Nobel laureate in physics and former White House adviser on education policy, is joining Stanford University's faculty in a merger of expertise on improving the undergraduate teaching of science.

In choosing to move to Stanford, Mr. Wieman has found a home where researchers are already deeply engaged in studying social and psychological strategies for more effective science education. And in Mr. Wieman, Stanford has obtained a high-profile crusader with expertise in