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

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Bohr, Einstein, and our quantum reality

What are the links between quantum physics and our understanding of reality? The crew of German physics podcast "Sag mal du als Physiker" visited me in Copenhagen to get to the bottom of quantum physics 🤓

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The future of modern physics education

IMPRESS, the monthly seminar series on modern physics education research, is hosting a symposium on the future of physics education on June 30 2023. Join us and get inspired 🙂

Two physics students in front of an interactive white board discussing orbital movement
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The role of the body in science education

I'm super excited to share our latest paper that highlights the importance of embodied cognition perspectives in science education in the form of a dialogue between traditions 🤓

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A little girl in a lab coat inquiring with a microscope in the context of inquiry-based science education
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Inquiry-based teaching in science classrooms

Our new research paper on inquiry-based science teaching is out now, shedding light on how this method enhances teaching quality and student participation 🧑‍🏫

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Podcast: physics in the classroom

Why have many rather bad memories of their physics classes? I joined German podcast "Sag mal du als Physiker" to discuss physics education in schools 🎙

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Encountering Einsteinian physics in the classroom

How can we realise the potential of Einsteinian physics in school? I gave a talk at IMPRESS discussing young girls' interest in and engagement with physics 👩‍🎓