Claudia De Grandi
Claudia is a Helmsley Postdoctoral Scholar and Postdoctoral Associate in the Yale Department of Physics. Claudia grew up in Milan, Italy, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physics from the University of Milan. In 2011, Claudia obtained her Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics from Boston University. She came to Yale as a postdoc to join the group of Professor Steven Girvin. Her research focuses on studying systems of quantum bits. In the past few years at Yale, Claudia has been actively involved with the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning and with promoting innovative teaching formats for the introductory physics courses. She has taught several courses in the TEAL classroom, experimenting with flipped classroom styles and promoting group work and participation. As a Helmsley Postdoctoral Scholar, Claudia is committed to finding her optimal recipe for teaching physics effectively to a variety of students’ backgrounds via active learning methods and in-class engagement. She is currently teaching the two-semester sequence PHYS 170-171: Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences, which is geared toward pre-medical students and biology majors.
Please see Claudia’s bio on the Housatonic Community College website.