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Jürgen Miericke

Jürgen Miericke

Hardenberg-Gymnasium-Fürth (a.D.) physics, maths juergen-miericke[at]

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Until his retirement Jürgen Miericke was a teacher for physics and maths at the Hardenberg-Gymnasium in Fürth. He completed his studies in physics at the Technische Hochschule in Munich. After that he worked at the research laboratory of the Siemens AG in Erlangen at the development of magnetic levitation with supraconducting magnets. He started his teaching career at the Gymnasium in Röthenbach an der Pegnitz. As district group manager for physics he organised teacher trainings and represented the subject physics at the educational advisory board of the Bavarian philologists association until to his retirement. As seminar teacher for physics he trained student teachers at the Hardenberg-Gymnasium in Fürth. Furthermore he represented the division ‘school’ at the professional association didactics of physics of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG). In 2000 he took part in the European festival ‘Physics on Stage’ and since that commits himself as member and ambassador of Science on Stage Germany. After his retirement he ministered several lectures and seminars at the didactics of physics at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg. In 2006 he got awarded with the Kerschensteiner Preis of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft for his commitment at physics in school. Since 2007 he takes physics on stage again with the ‚Phy[Mu]sikern‘.


What did being a teacher mean to you?

As teacher for physics I often considered myself as an actor, standing in front of his students on a stage and trying to fascinate them for physics with different ‚requisites‘. My maxime always was: ‘Physics is everywhere‘. For the subject physics I often used the following definition: 'Physics in school is not to insert numerical values you do not understand in formula yet to understand, but using your ‚common sense‘, disciplined by the application of some maths to make everday life and your environment better understandable.’ (quote)


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Commitment at Science on Stage:

Participant 'Physics on Stage' 2000 (Geneva), member of Science on Stage Germany since 2003, participant 'European Science on Stage festival' 2005 (Geneva) / 2007 (Grenoble) / 2008 (Berlin) / 2013 (S?ubice-Frankfurt (Oder)), participant 'National Science on Stage festival' 2012 (Berlin), participant 'Teaching Science in Europe 1 and 2', repeatedly member of the panel at national Science on Stage festivals, since 2015 ‘ambassador’ for Science on Stage Germany.



Member of the panel at the support programme 'Physics for students‘ of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft and the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung, speaker at several teacher trainings.  Project: 'Physics in pedestrian areas and parks'.


Press review on Jürgen Miericke:

Franken Fernsehen - Wie Nürnberger die Welt ein bisschen besser machen (16.07.2017)


Idealisten - Wir Nürnberger die Welt ein bisschen besser machen from Medienwerkstatt Franken on Vimeo.

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