I am an award-winning educational researcher, physics educator & science communicator working to bring great science education to as many as possible.

Magdalena Kersting science education & communication
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IAU PhD prize in astronomy education

I am over the moon that the International Astronomical Union awarded me a PhD Prize in the Division of Education, Outreach & Heritage to recognises my scientific achievements ☺️

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Modern Physics Education Seminar Series

We are excited to kickstart the International Modern Physics & Research in Education Seminar Series (IMPRESS). Our monthly seminars will give impetus to modern physics education research. Join us 😎


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Einsteinian Physics and Albert Einstein in front of a black hole
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Albert belongs in the classroom

Popular YouTube channel Physics High has reviewed our book Teaching Einsteinian Physics in Schools and interviewed David Blair and me on the value of modern physics education 🤓

Black hole image taken by the Event Horizon Telescope
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Why can't you escape a black hole?

Black holes sound like objects from a science fiction story! Matteo Luca Ruggiero and I wrote an explainer that was reviewed and edited by kids via Frontier for Young Minds. How cool is that? 🤓

snowflake symmetries
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The fabulous world of symmetries

Popular German physics podcast Sag mal du als Physiker invited me to join them for an episode where symmetries lead us to one of the most elegant theorems in theoretical physics ❄️