Magdalena Kersting
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Magdalena Kersting

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.

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Einstein in a coffee shop
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Relativity Online

So stoked about sharing our general relativity learning environment: After 2 years of development this marks a milestone in my PhD. Take a look & let me know what you think. And do share with the physics teacher or high school student in your life!

Why high school students should learn Einstein's theory of general relativity
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Einstein in Schools

My article on Einsteinian Physics in high schools is National Geographic Education's read of the week! Read on to find out why students should learn about Einstein's most revolutionary ideas from an early age - and how science educators are slowly catching up!

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Embodied cognition puppets
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EARLI Mentoring Grant: Embodied Cognition in Physics Education

I'm so happy to have been awarded an EARLI Mentoring Grant 2019: I will visit Jesper Haglund at Karlstad University, Sweden, to learn more about embodied cognition in physics education. Yay!

Leaning Tower of Gin Gin
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New paper out: Free fall in curved spacetime

How can we visualise gravity in relativity? My new article in Physics Education presents a new  model that illustrates how warped time gives rise to gravity. Give it a read & let me know what you think!

David Blair at the Gravity Discovery Centre
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Ground-breaking research project in Einsteinian Physics Education

Congratulations to Prof. David Blair and his team at the University of Western Australia who have been awarded a grant to integrate Einsteinian Physics into Australian curricula.

What's On

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Teaching-learning contemporary physics from research to practice

July 1st-5th, 2019
Budapest, Hungary

City of Valencia
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GR22 & Amaldi13

22nd International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation

July, 7th-12th, 2019

Valencia, Spain

City of Prague
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International Congress of Logic, Methodology & Philosophy of Science & Technology

August, 5th-10th, 2019

Prague, Czech Republic