the einstein-first project
The Einstein-First Project started around the time of the first gravitational wave detection under the supervision of UWA Professor David Blair. Researchers involved in the Einstein-First program have collectively been exploring ways to teach gravitational wave discovery and the fundamentals of modern physics to students around Western Australia.
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The following published research papers about our programs describe the investigation and outcomes of teaching Einsteinian physics to school students and the public:
Rahul Kumar Choudhary graduated as a Master of Physics student from Tezpur University, India. Currently he is enrolled as a Ph.D student at the University of Western Australia. His research interest includes developing Einsteinian physics materials in pre-tertiary level and high school level, and optics. Rahul enjoys teaching science, reading and travelling.
Alex Foppoli graduated from the University of Western Australia and continues to be involved at the university as a research assistant. He coordinates physics education programs for students, teachers and the public. Alex has an interest in engineering, technology, education and science communication.
David G. Blair is an Australian physicist and professor at the University of Western Australia and Director of the Australian International Gravitational Research Centre. Blair works on methods for the detection of gravitational waves. He developed the Einstein-First program in 2013.
Tejinder (Jyoti) Kaur completed her Ph.D. in 2018 from the University of Western Australia. She is working in the Einstein-First project since 2013. Jyoti has a masters degree in Education as wells as Physics. Jyoti is interested in science education and research
Click the following links to read articles from The Conversation that discuss Gravitational Waves and teaching modern physics to students