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Dr Karl Kruszelnicki: The Doctor

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743547427
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 25/10/2016
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Popular science
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
    Mathematics & science / Science: general issues
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: $34.99

THE TIME(LESS) LORD OF SCIENCE, DR KARL KRUSZELNICKI, IS BACK.

No need for the Tardis when you can mind travel through "wibbly-wobbly" theories of Time Travel, how alcohol makes you speak louder, how to tell what part of a movie the audience is watching without looking, and why Americans are no longer the tallest people on Earth. What will the discovery of Gravitational Waves do for you? Why do you sleep badly in an unfamiliar bed?

Why should you exercise before breakfast (not after) to stop weight piling on?

Is Bitcoin the currency of the future? What connects God, caffeine and chocolate? How does streaming a video for an hour use more electricity than running a fridge for a week? What are the secrets of immortal jellyfish and vampires? Are smoothies good for you? And just what is a "vomitorium"?

The Doctor lays it all down - without resorting to a Sonic Screwdriver.

Author Information

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney. He is a qualified medical doctor, engineer, physicist and mathematician. He consistently appears on the list of the Top 15 Most Trusted Australians, and has been named one of Australia's National Living Treasures.

AUTHOR EVENTS

10 August 2018

Celebrate science with Dr Karl - from sublime moments of deep thought to the most arcane and bizarre research imaginable. The universe is a strange and wonderful place and Dr Karl will scale the highest peaks as well as turn over the pebbles to see what's underneath. What is real? What is the real colour of the Universe? Do you really use only 10% of your brain? Do the Seven Deadly Sins Still Exist? Can you quickly tell if a list of numbers is faked? What generates more power on a weight and volume basis - the mighty Sun or your compost pile? And finally, the Truth about Santa! Don't forget to bring your questions for the Q&A. There will also be an opportunity to meet Dr Karl for book signing before and after the show.

7:00 PM

Albert Hall
47 Tamar Street (Cnr Tamar & Cimitere Streets), Launceston TAS 7250 Website



11 August 2018

BeakerStreet@TMAG is proud to present Dr Karl's Extreme Moments in Science: Real or Fake? What is real? What is the real colour of the Universe? Do you really use only 10% of your brain? Why did Dr Karl fly to the Antarctic in an aeroplane with a 3m x 4m hole in the side? What generates more power - the Mighty Sun or your Compost Pile? How did the world's first car trip in 1888 set us up for a revolution in air transport? And finally, the truth about Santa and astrology. Dr Karl's Extreme Moments In Science celebrates all sides of science -- from sublime moments of deep thought to the most arcane and bizarre research imaginable. The universe is a strange and wonderful place and, in this talk, Karl scales the highest peaks as well as turns over the pebbles to see what's underneath. Doors will open from 3.30pm. There will also be an opportunity to meet Dr Karl for book signing before the show. Don't forget to bring your questions for the Q&A! After the show, head over the road to TMAG, and join Dr Karl for a drink at BeakerStreet@TMAG, the pop-up science bar at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

4:30 PM

City Hall
57-63 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000 Website



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