Professor Man entered the Gifted Youth Program Jilin University at the age of 15 and later got her physics Ph. D. degree from Princeton University. She is a tenured full professor with 10+ experience in teaching physics.  The scientific research team she leads is conducting research on soft condensed matter physics, disordered materials, quasicrystals, photonic bandgap materials, and nonlinear optics. She published many papers in top scientific journals such as "Nature", "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences", "Physics Review Letters",  and "Nature Communications". She also won CSU's course-redesign award for teaching General Physics using active-learning strategies. 

 

She is passionate about K-12 science education too and has volunteered to teach science in local schools routinely.  She has the desire to interact with curious kids and always encourage them to ask all thoughts of science questions.  She also does scientific writing and outreach activities on frontier physics topics, targeting the general public with who has little physics background. Frontier physics breakthroughs would be lively integrated into these courses. For example, the science behind the first black-hole image in 2019 and every year’s Physics Nobel Prize can be explained to the students at the right level.

Direct interactions with a research-active physics professor can greatly inspire kids’ interests and broaden their vision.

满威宁教授,本科毕业于吉林大学少年班,博士毕业于普林斯顿大学物理系,在普林斯顿大学和纽约大学从事博士后工作。现任加州州立大学旧金山分校物理与天文系终身教授。她带领的科研团队从事软凝聚态物理、无序材料、准晶、光子能隙及非线性光学的研究。在《自然》《美国科学院院刊》《物理快报》《自然通讯》等顶级科研期刊发表多篇论文。多次获得美国自然科学基金委等机构颁发的的科研资金。热爱教育,其普通物理电磁学的主动教学项目获得CSU课程改革奖项。擅长写作科普文章,给不具备专业知识的读者,精准科普前沿科技。对科学教育理念感兴趣的读者,可以关注作者微信公众号mv0(数字0)。

 

其原创系列科普课程《无处不在的物理学---百万个为什么》及原创物理夏令营大受欢迎,通过系统的探索式的教学方式,为学生们培养了浓厚的科学兴趣;建立了随时随地观察提问思考实验的科学习惯;为同学们打开了一扇书本教育之外的深入理解和应用物理学的大门。