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Dr Karl Kruszelnicki: Karl, the Universe and Everything

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781925481327
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 31/10/2017
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Science: general issues
    Mathematics & science / Popular science
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: $34.99

Grab your towel and hitchhike across the galaxy with Australia's most popular scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. 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?

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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