I am an educational researcher, mathematical physicist and science communicator. Currently, I work as a PhD researcher in the physics education group at the University of Oslo and with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery at the University of Western Australia. I have developed an online learning environment about Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity and study learning processes in Einsteinian physics.
How does a rubber sheet challenge our knowledge of gravity? A popular analogy compares the geometry of curved spacetime to a rubber sheet. Yet, our research shows that this analogy can get in the way of an abstract understanding of Einstein’s theory. Read my article on Medium.
I recently moved to the other end of the world in the name of science. Join me on my academic adventures on my travel blog hosted by Titan, the science magazine of the University of Oslo. Expect regular updates on my research projects and geeky facts about Einsteinian Physics.
Our new research article is out and believe me - this is a good one! Ever wondered if the popular rubber sheet analogy actually helps students understand the abstract concept of spacetime? Look no further - we have tested the analogy in the "field" at schools in Norway.
Teaching-learning contemporary physics from research to practice
July 1st-5th, 2019