Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Karl Kruszelnicki used to be a "proper pukka scientist, engineer and doctor", but is currently an author and science commentator on radio and television. He is the, Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney, in the Science Foundation of the Physics Department.
Away from the media, he has worked as a physicist, labourer, roadie for bands (including Bo Diddley), car mechanic, filmmaker, hospital scientific officer, biomedical engineer (when he designed and built a machine to pick up electrical signals from the human retina), TV weatherman, and medical doctor at The Kids Hospital in Sydney.
In addition to his degrees in Physics and Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, and Medicine and Surgery, he has studied several non-degree years at various universities in Astrophysics, Computer Science and Philosophy. He speaks at primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, and is an after-dinner speaker, corporate video writer and presenter.
In the media, he was a writer and presenter for the first series of Quantum, and has been a science reporter on TV ever since (The Midday Show, Good Morning Australia, and is currently a regular on Channel 7's Sunrise etc). In radio, he speaks on-air for about 4 hours every week. This includes a national weekly, 1-hour science talkback show on Triple J - which attracts up to 300,000 people (about 1.5% of the Australian population). This show sometimes "crashes" the switchboard, when the number of incoming calls reaches 7,000 per 15 minute window. He has written 26 books.
His hobbies include travelling through the outback, family fun, fitness, music, dancing a lot, and writing for 4WD magazines. His last four popular science books have all been No. 1 Popular Science best sellers in Australia (according to the New Scientist).
Book in to a Dr Karl talk
Why not catch a Dr Karl's "Great Moments in Science'' talk during your next University of Sydney tour. Excellent for motivating students about science! Or, if you can't get to Sydney, Karl is also using Skype to beam into classrooms across the world!
Next Dr Karl talk at the University of Sydney:
To be confirmed in 2014
To make a booking for your class, contact:
Phone: (02) 9114 0825
Fax: (02) 9351 7707
Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.