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SYDNEY SCIENCE FORUM – KARL, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Karl, the Universe and Everything

Presented Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, University of Sydney

Learn about Dr Karl, the universe and everything, and discover how air-conditioning is sexist, how you can kill a spinning hard drive by shouting at it and how space junk is threatening our future capabilities for space travel.

Could there be life on one of Saturn’s moons? How much power could you collect from all the lightning on Earth? Why do books have book-smell? Why is 10 per cent of the Earth’s land area prone to sinkholes?

Why are some people chronically late? What would happen if the Earth stopped spinning? Why do most people hardly remember anything from the first half-a-dozen years of their life?

How close are we to the Artificial Uterus? Why do some songs turn into “earworms” and stick inside your brain? Why does your hotel room access card get wiped so easily?

And is your home WiFi really spying on you?

Don’t miss out on another incredible evening with Dr Karl, register now!

For further information regarding the Sydney Science Forum series and other events head to Science Outreach.

Event details

  • When:5.45pm – 7.00pm
  • Where:York Theatre, Seymour Centre

    City Road

    Camperdown NSW 2050

  • Cost:Free. Registration essential.
  • Registration:http://sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/whats-on/forum/
  • Contact:Cassandra ChesterPublic Programs Officer

    T: 9351 4354

    E: science.forum@sydney.edu.au

  • Speaker/ Performer:Dr Karl Kruszelnicki just loves Science to Pieces. After all, Science is a way to not get fooled. Dr Karl’s media career spans more than 30 years, talking about Science in radio, TV, newspapers, and books – 43 to date with more on the way.

    His accolades range from the Ig Nobel Prize from Harvard University for his groundbreaking research into belly button fluff and why it is almost always blue, to being one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures.

    A lifetime student, Karl has earned degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery. Since 1995, he has been the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at Sydney University, where his ‘mission’ is to spread the good word about science and its benefits.