Einsteinian physics

From the big bang to black holes, from climate change to the science that underpins modern technology, our knowledge of the world builds on Einsteinian physics. Einsteinian physics is based on two major theories of physics: special and general relativity, which describe space, time, and gravity at the cosmic scale, and quantum physics which describes the interactions of matter and radiation at scales down to the smallest subatomic particles. 


With my research, I wish to inspire and educate future generations by teaching students the fundamental principles of our current scientific worldview. A curriculum integrating Einsteinian physics can create relevance and interest among students, eventually becoming the educational engine for future innovation and discovery.

Einsteinian physics education: astronaut floating in front of a planet
(Image by Magdalena Kersting, created with Canva)

Examples of research questions

  • How do learners make sense of abstract physics concepts?
  • How does Einsteinian physics influence middle-school girls’ perception of and orientation to physics?
  • How can the teaching and learning of Einsteinian physics support new forms of scientific literacy?

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