I am a science educator and educational researcher. I have developed an online learning environment about Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and currently, I study learning processes in the domain of Einsteinian physics.
Science educators weave together diverse disciplines such as natural, cognitive and learning sciences, linguistics, and philosophy. To this eclectic mix, I add my strong background in mathematical physics. I have studied both physics and mathematics in Göttingen which - during Einstein's time - was one of the world's leading centres for mathematics. It was here that Einstein gave a week-long series on his evolving theory of general relativity in 1915 and that I, 100 years later, got introduced to his extraordinary ideas.
My understanding for relativity combined with my many years of teaching experience at university level enable me to develop modern learning resources that shape the way our next generation will think about fundamental parts of the world. And that will hopefully ignite a passion for science among many. My multidisciplinary approach allows me to conduct research on conceptual understanding with a fresh perspective. It is so exciting to unravel how learners wrap their minds around curved space and warped time.