Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
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 and of course, the net.
In August 2000, Dr Karl was one of eight Australian Apple Masters to be announced (there are fewer than 100 in the entire world). The Apple Masters Program celebrates the achievements of people who are changing the world through their passion and vision, while inspiring new approaches to creative thinking.
In 2002, Dr Karl was honoured with 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 September 2003, Dr Karl was bestowed with the great honour of being named ‘Australian Father of the Year’.
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki received the Member of the Order of Australia Award in the 2006 Australia Day Honours List. In 2007, the Australia Skeptics Society awarded Dr Karl the Australian Skeptic of the Year prize.
Karl has degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedial 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.
Friday 23rd October 2015 at Moama Bowling Club.