Teaching excellence is a priority at the CCSR, and the CCSR graduate students and faculty have a track record of excellent teaching. For example, as of the fall 2002 semester, all six CCSR graduate students have been on the U of I list of excellent teachers every semester in which they were eligible. In addition, three of them, Benny Brown, Joseph Jun, and Chris Strelioff, received the U of I Anderson teaching award, which is awarded to only one Teaching Assistant in Physics each year.
Each semester several undergraduate students contribute in a significant way to CCSR research, and almost all CCSR publications have undergraduate co-authors. On several publications, including those in prestigious journals such as the Physical Review, undergraduates are listed as first author.
Alfred Hubler was awarded the Arnold Nordsieck Award for Teaching Excellence in Physics for bringing passion and skill to teaching and for inspiring his students to become great teachers.
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This course is one of the longest running Nonlinear Dynamics Courses in the country, taught for more than 30 years in the U of I Physics department.
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This course helps undergraduate and graduate students deepen their understanding of complex systems through an exposure to active reseach.
The students learn:
The experiments typically cover a current research topic in Complex Systems Research and are related to some aspect of the physics course material.