About me

Education is the point at which we decide whether

we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it.

- Hannah Arendt

Magdalena Kersting science education & communication
(Image via Inga Sommer Photographie, All Rights Reserved)

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

Educational researcher

As an educational researcher, I study the embodied underpinnings of science cognition. Currently, I am an assistant professor of science education at the Department of Science Education at the University of Copenhagen. I am also a coordinator of the Special Interest Group Languages & Literacies in Science Education of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA).

Physics educator

As a physics educator, I draw on my background in mathematical physics to modernise the physics curriculum. I am the main editor of Teaching Einsteinian Physics in Schools, and I received the International Astronomical Union PhD Prize for my educational reconstruction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. I am also affiliated with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Science communicator

As a science communicator, I try to tie science into our society, and I love to get people excited about modern physics. I am a graduate of journalism school Freie Journalistenschule Berlin, and my work has appeared on The Science Show on ABC, the New Philosopher magazine (where I have been both winner and runner-up of the Writer’s Award), German physics podcast Sag mal, du als Physiker, and Norwegian science magazine Titan.

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