Science Commentator, Dr Karl's Surfing Safari through Science, Karl, The Universe and Everything
Dr. Karl looks forward to meeting all of his fans on Saturday only in Sydney 2021.
Dr. Karl will give a Q&A panel, and pose for studio portraits and sign autographs on Saturday only.
Further information on Dr. Karl’s panels and photo sessions will be released closer to the convention.
All guests pending international/domestic travel and quarantine restrictions. Stay tuned to our Social Media channels for updates.
When NASA classified Karl as non-astronaut material in 1981 he walked straight into ABC Radio station Double J and offered to talk about the Space shuttle launch. They said ‘Okay’ and his radio career took off from there. Great Moments In Science ran on Double J while Karl moonlighted as a medical student. Since then, his media career has exploded from radio, to TV, books, newspapers, magazines, scripting, professional speaking, podcasts and the internet.
Karl has written (so far) 45 books, beginning with Great Moments In Science in 1984, and includes such titles as It Ain’t Necessarily So…Bro’ (2006), which was launched, quite literally, via rocket at Sydney’s Bondi Beach (a world first). His latest book is in full colour, with brilliant and funny illustrations, suitable for kids and adults alike, Dr Karl’s Surfing Safari through Science was released in October 2020, and features Augmented Reality: Watch Dr Karl pop-up from the pages and introduce each chapter!
In 2002, Dr Karl was honoured with the prestigious Ig Nobel prize awarded by Harvard University in the USA for his ground-breaking research into Belly Button Lint and why it is almost always blue.
In 2012 Karl was delighted to have Asteroid 18412 named after him. Asteroid Dr Karl/18412 was discovered by Robert H. McNaught at the Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, on June 13, 1993. While in March 2012 he was named as a National Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia (NSW).
Karl has degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery and has worked as a physicist, tutor, film-maker, car mechanic, labourer, and as a medical doctor at the Kids’ Hospital in Sydney.
Dr Karl is currently the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at Sydney University, where his ‘mission’ is to spread the good word about science and its benefits.
His enthusiasm for science is totally infectious and no one is better able to convey the excitement and wonder of it all than Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.
This information is correct at the time of writing.
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Guest confirmed, health, travel restrictions and other commitments pending.
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Panel rooms may be subject to venue capacity and safety requirements, and may reach maximum capacity.
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Day and Weekend Pass holders are encouraged to arrive promptly to queue for any panels they wish to attend, as seating is not guaranteed
and is provided on a first-come-first-served basis, behind VIP Supa-Star and Supa-Q Pass holders.
Additional COVID-19 safety measures may be implemented regarding Autograph and Photograph opportunities.
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