Associated Education Research

"Exploring student understanding of energy through the quantum mechanics conceptual survey"
S. B. McKagan and C. E. Wieman, PERC Proceedings 2005, AIP Press (2006) pdf

Link to the Quantum Mechanics Conceptual Survey (QMCS).

"Reforming a large lecture modern physics course for engineering majors using a PER-based design"
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman, PERC Proceedings 2006, AIP Press (2006) pdf

"A deeper look at student learning of quantum mechanics: the case of tunneling"
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 4, 020103 (2008) pdf

"Developing and Researching PhET simulations for Teaching Quantum Mechanics"
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, M. Dubson, C. Malley, S. Reid, R. LeMaster, and C. E. Wieman, Am. J. Phys 76, 406 (2008). pdf

"Why we should teach the Bohr model and how to teach it effectively"
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins and C. E. Wieman, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 4, 010103 (2008). pdf

"Student Perspectives in Quantum Physics"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2008, AIP Press (2008) pdf

"A research-based curriculum for teaching the photoelectric effect"
S. B. McKagan, W. Handley, K. K. Perkins and C. E. Wieman, Am. J. Phys 77 87 (2009) pdf

"Development of Quantum Perspectives in Modern Physics"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch, 5 010106 (2009) pdf

"Quantum Interpretations in Modern Physics Instruction"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Teaching and Understanding of Quantum Interpretations in Modern Physics Courses"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 6, 010101 (2010) pdf

"Interpretation in Quantum Physics as Hidden Curriculum"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2010, AIP Press (2010) pdf

"Refined Characterization of Student Perspectives on Quantum Physics"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 6, 020113 (2010) pdf

"Interpretive Themes in Quantum Physics: Curriculum Development and Outcomes"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Perspectives in Quantum Physics: Epistemological, Ontological and Pedagogical"
Charles Baily, PhD Dissertation (2011) online

Other Quantum Mechanics Research at CU

"Faculty Disagreement about the Teaching of Quantum Mechanics"
M. Dubson, S. Goldhaber, S. Pollock and K. Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009) pdf

"Transforming Upper-Division Quantum Mechanics: Learning Goals and Assessment"
Steve Goldhaber, Steven Pollock, Mike Dubson, Paul Beale and Katherine Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009) pdf

Course materials developed at CU for upper-division quantum mechanics can be found on the Science Education Initiative website.

Interactive online simulations that complement (or were developed specifically for) this curriculum can be found on the PhET Interactive Simulations project website.