Dr Karl's Short Back and Science


Dr Karl's Short Back and Science


Date: Wed 6 April 2016
Time: 5.45PM - 7PM
Venue: York Theatre, Seymour Centre
Cost: FREE

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Presented by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney

In Short Back & Science, Dr Karl probes the link between earwax and armpit sweat (and why polyester shirts stink), and why we draw stars as having points (even though stars are enormous spherical blobs without points). Also find out how radioactive you are, how much clouds weigh and whether cows can really make strawberry milk.

Dr Karl will also look at the Galapagos Islands, as well as what happens when you go looking for Auroras in a sailing boat in the Arctic Ocean and get hit by a major weather depression – and why vomiting (and fear, for that matter) are both contagious. And how did a 25-year-old Australian Physics Nobel Prize winner help change the course of World War I (as a result of being lifted off the toilet seat, whenever the Big Guns fired)?

Short Back and Science – science has never looked better!

Venue map: York Theatre, Seymour Centre


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