The International Commission on Physics Education [ICPE] is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 ICPE Medal for outstanding contributions to physics education is Professor Cedric Linder of Uppsala University, Sweden.
The award recognizes Professor Linder’s outstanding contributions to physics education research. His work has been notable for its range, depth and impact, as well for its international scope. Educated at universities in South Africa, the USA and Canada, Cedric Linder, in 1996, was awarded the first personal Chair in Physics Education in South Africa. He moved to Uppsala University in 2000, becoming the first Professor of Physics Education Research in Sweden, while still retaining his professorship at the University of the Western Cape.
Through his work Cedric Linder has helped to change the way in which physics is taught by enabling colleagues to appreciate the learning experience of students. He has influenced lives by opening up physics to many disadvantaged students, and he has added new theoretical insights and methodological approaches to the practice of physics education research.
The ICPE Medal was presented to Professor Linder at the ICPE Conference in Cordoba, Argentina on 18 August, 2014. As a recipient of the ICPE Medal, Professor Linder will join the list of distinguished past winners that reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of international physics education.
The International Commission on Physics Education is the Education Commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. Further details concerning ICPE, the ICPE Medal and its past winners, can be found at the ICPE website.
The full citation for Professor Linder is available on the website and can be found at: http://www.iupap-icpe.org/sites/default/files/ICPE/2014_citation_Linder.pdf.