Curriculum Vitae

Only the educated are free.

- Epicectus

Magdalena Kersting in front of a blackboard
(Image Magdalena Kersting, All Rights Reserved)


  • March 2020 - present: Postdoctoral researcher in Science Education at the University of Oslo, Norway

  • November 2019: Visiting researcher at the Centre of Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education Research, SMEER, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • May 2019 - June 2019: Visiting research fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia

  • August 2018 - April 2019: Visiting research fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

  • September 2015 - December 2019: PhD researcher in Physics Education at the University of Oslo, Norway


  • 2019: PhD in Physics Education, University of Oslo

  • 2018: Diploma in Public Relations Management, Freie Journalistenschule Berlin

  • 2015: Master of Science in Mathematics, University of Göttingen

  • 2012: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Göttingen

  • 2011: Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Göttingen

Honors & Awards

  • 2019: Hartle Award for Best Oral Talk by a Student, GR22/Amaldi13

  • 2019: Best Oral Presentation of a Young Researcher in Physics Education, GIREP 2019

  • 2019: Science Studies Colloquium Series Qualification Scholarship

  • 2019: EARLI Mentoring Grant 
  • 2018: Norwegian Research Council personal overseas research grant 

  • 2018: ESERA Early Career Travel Award

  • 2017: Winner of the Science on Stage National Competition in Norway

  • 2016: Norwegian Research Council workshop grant (joint application) 
  • 2014: DAAD Promos Mobility Stipend

  • 2011: Bachelor of Science with Distinction, University of Göttingen, Germany

Professional Membership

  • ISLS, International Society of the Learning Sciences

  • PESGB, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

  • EARLI, European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction

  • ESERA, European Science Education Research Association

  • ASERA, Australasian Science Education Research Association

  • ISGRG, International Society of General Relativity & Gravitation



  • Science and Education

  • Physical Review Physics Education Research

  • Pedagogies