Sydney Science Forum: Dr Karl's Brain Food

15 May 2012

Discover why 90% of the cells in your body aren't your own, learn what the speed of death is and find out how the Apple logo got its bite, when Dr Karl Kruszelnicki presents his Sydney Science Forum - Dr Karl's Brain Food on Wednesday 16 May 2012.

Australia's favourite science 'guy', Dr Karl, is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. See him present his latest swag of super science stories and find out what his favourite Brain Food is!

Sydney Science Forum: Dr Karl's Brain Food on 16 May 2012.
Sydney Science Forum: Dr Karl's Brain Food on 16 May 2012.

If you like your science dished up with a big serving of humour, then don't miss this opportunity to see Dr Karl live at the University of Sydney.

Get the lowdown from Dr Karl on The Mayan Conspiracy - the story that the Mayan calendar supposedly ends in 2012. Find out how to use Pi to pay your restaurant bill. Learn more about why ten of the last fourteen years have been the hottest on record.

Who made Stuxnet, the computer virus discovered in June 2010 that killed the Iranian nuclear computers? Was it an inside job in Iran, was it the US, was it Israel or someone totally different?

Find out more about Asteroid 18412 Kruszelnicki, which was named in honour of Dr Karl earlier this year. The asteroid was discovered at the Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran, NSW, in 1993 and is a main-belt minor planet in our solar system that takes five years to orbit our sun.

As Dr Karl says, there will be "No artificial facts or flavours" in this Brain Food!

Dr Karl's latest book is also called Brain Food and it debunks foodie fads, shines a light on how our body works, unearths some enormous nosh, and puts Dr Karl's palate on the line - all in the name of nourishing entertainment.

At the end of the talk, you'll have the opportunity to ask Dr Karl those burning science questions that you've been pondering for years.

Sydney Science Forum - Dr Karl's Brain Food:

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2012
Time: 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney
Cost: Free

Contact: Katynna Gill

Phone: 02 9351 6997

Email: 1c37330e5b0f07792d1c5d2017100a072c1d1b1c53003b175004