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Pathways in Physics: Sebastian Beumler From mono-physicist to award-winning physics teacher

Jun 01, 2022 | 06:00 PM s.t.
Sebastian Beumler

Sebastian Beumler
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Sebastian Beumler studied physics at Humboldt University. After graduating, he benefited from a lateral entry program and started as a physics teacher at Beethoven-Gymnasium in Lankwitz. In 2015, Sebastian Beumler received a teacher’s award for his outstanding commitment to making physics lessons modern and inspiring – he was awarded the very first Heinrich Gustav Magnus Award of the Physical Society of Berlin.

At "Pathways in Physics", Sebastian Beumler will talk about his entry into the teaching profession and his methods to open up the wonderful world of physics to pupils.



  • 2005-2011: Study of physics (M. Sc) at Humboldt University Berlin.
  • 2012-2014: Teacher traineeship as a lateral entrant for the secondary school teaching profession with the subjects physics and mathematics
  • Since 2014: Head of the physics department at Beethoven-Gymnasium
  • 2018: Development of an interdisciplinary basic physics/computer science course together with a computer science teacher. The course includes single-board computers (Arduinos) as central operation items.
  • Since 2021: Head of the science department at Beethoven-Gymnasium.

My advice to future physicists

Keep the fun in physics, because enthusiasm is contagious! The best way to get someone excited about physics is to be passionate about the subject yourself.

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2022 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Online via Webex

Further Information

Language: German

About "Pathways in Physics"

In the online talk series for students of physics, different speakers will talk about their own pathway in physics: why they became physicists, how they recognized what their interests in physics were and how they went about getting positions in research and industry. We invite speakers from the Department of Physics, different research institutions as well as from various industries.

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  • education
  • physics at school
  • teaching physics