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Podcast: Interpreting quantum physics

What do you think about the different interpretations of quantum physics? This is a deeply personal, sometimes delicate issue among physicists – and one that I explore with "Sag mal du als Physiker" 🎙️

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New paper: Making an IMPRESSion

How can we modernise physics education? In our latest directions paper, we bring together four leading physics educators who present visions for the future of our field 🧭

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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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From the cosmos to the classoom

How do education & communication practices affect our understanding of science & its place in society? Urban Eriksson and I reflect on this question in CERN Courier 📣

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Virtual reality in astronomy education

I'm happy to share our latest research paper, in which we reflect on design principles for using virtual reality in astronomy education 💫

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Announcing IMPRESS season 5

New year, new season of IMPRESS! Our favourite seminar series on modern physics education research returns for another season – mark the dates in your calendar 💥