DegreesHarvard University, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.
ProfileI've developed many novel demonstrations, student experiments, and instructional approaches to the teaching of physics and associated mathematics, at levels ranging from high school to graduate school. The esse
Awards and Honors
Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 1991-92 (1991)
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1972-73 (1972)
Heller,Peter with G.M. Julian. "Let There Be Light: Introductory Experiments with Electric and Magnetic Fields." Invited 30 minute paper, American Association of Physics Teachers, San Diego, California. January.
Heller,Peter With G.M. Julian and M. Brown. "Visualizing the Displacement Current Using a Resonant Rogowski Coil." Ten minute contributed paper, American Association of Physics Teachers, Columbus, Ohio. March.
Heller,Peter. "Electromagnetic Waves in Space: Visualization of E and B, and Pedagogical Approaches Using Superposition." Am. J. Phys. 65. (1997): 22-25.
Heller,Peter. "The Drinking Cup Loud Speaker -A Surprise Demo." The Physics Teacher (1997).
Heller,Peter. "Analog Demonstrations of Ampere's Law and Magnetic Flux." Am. J. Phys. 60. (1992): 17-25.
Heller,Peter with F. Liu and R. R. Tucker. "Nitrogen Temperature Superconducting Ring Experiment." American Journal of Physics 58. (1990): 211-218.