Science Communication

Magdalena Kersting, black-white portrait.
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As a mathematical physicist I study the fundamental structure of our universe and as an education researcher I unravel how learners wrap their minds around curved space and warped time. As much as I love working with these theoretical concepts, there is one thing I enjoy even more: Talking about them! 

 

While there are many talented science communicators with a sound background in physics and math, there are few that have the same broad perspective that I gain by pursuing a PhD in Science Education. Facing the challenge of communicating abstract scientific ideas to others, I can draw from my own research on teaching and learning. It is delightful to help other people make sense of the world around us and to make our society a little smarter along the way!

 



Selection of Articles and Interviews

Selection of Talks and Workshops

  • Teacher Workshop "Relatively modern physics teaching: Quantum physics & general relativity" for Sandefjord High School, Sandefjord, Norway (2018)

  • Talk "Gravitational Waves - sensational confirmation of general relativity" for the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, Oslo, Norway (2017)
  • Talk "Different conceptions of time in relativity, quantum physics, and classical physics" for the Norwegian Metrology Service, Oslo, Norway (2017)
  • Talk "Einstein's happiest thought" for the annual teacher day at the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (2017)
  • Teacher Workshop "ReleQuant - relativity and quantum physics" at University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway (2017)
  • Teacher Workshop "Relatively modern physics teaching: Quantum physics and general relativity" for Publishing House Bro Aschehoug, Oslo, Norway (2017)

Experience

  • 2015-2018: Diploma Public Relations Management 
    Freie Journalistenschule Berlin, Germany
  • 2013-2016: Project Leader and Mentor of Student Physics Magazine "Detektor"
    Hamburg, Germany
  • 2012: Science Journalism Internship with German Physics Portal "Welt der Physik"
    Hamburg, Germany

Want More?

I give popular science talks and hold workshops on topics in modern physics. I just love to help others understand the fascinating world of Einsteinian physics. Contact me to inquire about availability, I look forward to hear from you.