Why Can't You Escape a Black Hole?
News · 26 April 2022
Black holes sound like objects from a science fiction story! Matteo Luca Ruggiero and I wrote an explainer that was reviewed and edited by kids via Frontier for Young Minds. How cool is that? Please share with the kids in your life and let us know what you think 🤓

What is Einsteinian physics?
FAQ · 14 April 2022
Einsteinian physics is a branch of modern physics that comprises our current-bast understanding of the universe. The term “Einsteinian physics” is a semantic convenience and stems from Albert Einstein’s fundamental role in developing both the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Einsteinian physics is based on these two theories that describe space, time, and gravity at cosmic scales and the interactions of matter at subatomic scales.

What is embodied cognition in science education?
FAQ · 14 April 2022
Embodied cognition in science education serves as an umbrella term for different approaches to bodily learning processes in science. The study of embodied cognition builds on the assumption that we can improve our understanding of the mind by characterising the role of the body in cognition. Science education provides a vital proving ground for embodied theories of cognition: science deals with the world around us & learners understand & experience this world through & with their bodies.

What is free fall? 
FAQ · 13 April 2022
In Newtonian physics, a freely falling object moves only under the influence of the force of gravity. In Einsteinian physics, there is no force of gravity, and a freely falling body has no force acting on it. According to this view, freely falling objects follow geodesic curves through spacetime. In both Newtonian and Einsteinian physics, freely falling bodies experience weightlessness. 

What is general relativity?
FAQ · 13 April 2022
General relativity is Albert Einstein’s theory of space, time, and matter and comprises our current best understanding of gravity. According to general relativity, gravity is not a force but a geometric phenomenon: matter tells spacetime how to curve, and curved spacetime tells matter how to move. Einstein’s field equations capture this dynamic interplay between matter and spacetime geometry. 

What is physics education research (PER)?
FAQ · 12 April 2022
Physics education research (PER) is an interdisciplinary form of research that investigates learning and teaching in physics to improve instructional practices. Traditionally, PER has stood at the crossroads of physics and the social sciences. Physics education researchers often use tools and methods from educational research to study learning processes that are unique to the physics discipline. 

What is gravity?
FAQ · 12 April 2022
Isaac Newton described gravity as an attractive force between massive objects that causes the acceleration of falling bodies. Albert Einstein described gravity as a consequence of the curved geometry of space and time. Einstein’s theory has a greater explanatory scope than Newton’s theory because it predicts phenomena that Newton’s force model cannot explain. Examples of such phenomena are gravitational waves and gravitational time dilation. 

Modern Physics Education Seminar Series
News · 04 April 2022
We are excited to kickstart the International Modern Physics & Research in Education Seminar Series (IMPRESS). Our monthly seminars will give momentum to modern physics education and increase the visibility of physics education research (PER). Join us 😎

The fabulous world of symmetries
News · 31 March 2022
What do snowflakes & snail shells have in common? They exhibit symmetries - and so do the laws of nature! German physics podcast Sag mal du als Physiker invited me to join them for an episode where symmetries lead us to one of the most elegant theorems in theoretical physics ❄️

Modern physics education in Denmark and around the world
News · 25 March 2022
Why should we modernise physics education in schools? I talked to Magnus Boye from the Department of Science Education about my research and new projects at the University of Copenhagen 🙃

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