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Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is a scientist, although best known as an author and science commentator on Australian radio and television. He is usually referred to as Dr Karl by his fans. He is currently the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the School of Physics of the University of Sydney. A survey at the university found that one in seven science students had chosen their career specifically because of him. This article is about the profession. ... Professor Julius Sumner Miller (May 17, 1909 – April 14, 1987), was an American science populariser. ... Since antiquity, people have tried to understand the behavior of matter: why unsupported objects drop to the ground, why different materials have different properties, and so forth. ... Jump to: navigation, search The University of Sydney The University of Sydney, established in 1850, is the oldest university in Australia, and it is located in Sydney, the capital city of the state of New South Wales. ...


He was a writer and presenter for the first series of Quantum. His radio work includes a weekly science talkback show on Triple J which attracts up to 300,000 people and is available as a podcast. He often helps out with other science and education oriented Triple J promotions, such as the Sleek Geek Week roadshow with Adam Spencer and Caroline Pegram. In the UK, he appears on a live weekly late-night link-up on BBC Radio Five Live, answering science questions. He has also cameoed in a number of television series including Pizza (screened on SBS) and Neighbours. In the Neighbours episode, he is confused with the Dr. Karl character of that series with "hilarious results". Talk radio is radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Jump to: navigation, search Triple J (JJJ) is a nationally-networked, government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), mainly aimed at youth (defined as those between 12 and 25). ... The term podcasting is a portmanteau of the words iPod and broadcasting. ... Sleek Geek Week is an annual event in which Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer travel to several destinations around Australia, presenting free talks on the topic of popular science. ... Adam Spencer is an Australian mathematician, comedian, radio DJ and media personality. ... BBC Radio Five Live is the BBCs radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. ... 2002 Lincoln cent, Obverse, proof with cameo Cameo is a method of carving; or an item of jewelry made in this manner. ... Pizza is an Australian comedy television series on the government funded Special Broadcasting Service. ... The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is one of two government funded Australian public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the soap opera Neighbours. ...


His academic history includes work in several branches of science. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, and Medicine and Surgery, but has also studied some Astrophysics, Computer Science and Philosophy. In the past he has worked as a physicist, labourer, roadie for bands, car mechanic, filmmaker, hospital scientific officer, biomedical engineer, TV weatherman, taxi driver, and medical doctor. Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Mathematics Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Mathematics Look up Mathematics on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikimedia Commons has more media related to: Mathematics Bogomolny, Alexander: Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles. ... Jump to: navigation, search Vaccine Biomedical engineering is a discipline concerned with the development and manufacture of prostheses, medical devices, diagnostic devices, drugs and other therapies as well as the application of engineering principles to basic biological science problems. ... Medicine on the Web NLM (National Library of Medicine, contains resources for patients and healthcare professionals) Virtual Hospital (digital health sciences library by the University of Iowa) Online Medical Dictionary Collection of links to free medical resources Categories: Medicine | Health ... A typical modern surgery operation For other meanings of the word, see Surgery (disambiguation) Surgery (from the Greek cheirourgia - lit. ... Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-57 Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, including the physical properties (luminosity, density, temperature and chemical composition) of astronomical objects such as stars, galaxies, and the interstellar medium, as well as their interactions. ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Computer Science Open Directory Project: Computer Science Downloadable Science and Computer Science books Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies Belief that title science in computer science is inappropriate Categories: Computer science ... Jump to: navigation, search Philosophy is a discipline or field of study involving the investigation, analysis, and development of ideas at a general, abstract, or fundamental level. ... A physicist is a scientist trained in physics. ... The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour with musicians who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. ... A Mechanic is a person who fixes things (generally machinery) or works to keeps things operating properly. ... BBCs Alex Deakin presenting a weather report. ... A taxicab (sometimes called taxi, cab, or hack) is a vehicle for hire which conveys passengers between locations of their choice. ...


One of Dr Karl's most famous undertakings was his part in a research project on belly button fluff, for which he received an Ig Nobel Prize. As of October 2005, Dr Karl has written twenty-three books, along with numerous lecture series (utilising material that often ends up in his books, or vice versa). Some of these lecture series and books have been televised for events such as Science Week, with Dr Karl supplying voice overs, and sometimes appearing in claymation. Dr Karl is the spokesman for the RTA Microsleep awareness campaign. Other exploits include receiving the 2003 Australian Father Of The Year award. Navel, with lint Belly button fluff, or more formally navel lint, is an accumulation of fluffy fibres in ones navel. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Ig Nobel Prizes are a parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year in early fall — around the time the recipients of the genuine Nobel Prizes are announced — for ten achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term Claymation is a registered trademark created by Will Vinton Studios to describe their clay animated movies. ... Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales, or RTA for short, is a government depart of the State of New South Wales responsible for major road infrastructure. ... A microsleep is a period of sleep lasting a few seconds. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Australian Father Of The Year award is an Australian award to honor the finest example of Australian fatherhood. ...


Dr Karl is known for his choice of 'loud' shirts, which are reportedly made by his wife [1]


Books

  • Great Mythconceptions - Cellulite, Camel Humps and Chocolate Zits, HarperCollins Publishers Pty Ltd, Australia, 2004, ISBN 0-7322-8062-1.
  • Bumbreath, Botox and Bubbles and other Fully Sick Science Moments, HarperCollins Publishers Pty Ltd, Australia, 2003, ISBN 0-7322-6715-3.
  • Dr. Karl's Collection of Great Australian Facts & Firsts, HarperCollins Publishers Pty Ltd, Australia, 2002, ISBN 0-207-19860-8.
  • Q&A With Dr. K - Why It Is So. Headless Chickens, Bathroom Queues and Belly Button Blues, HarperCollins Publishers Pty Ltd, Australia, 2001, ISBN 0-7322-5855-3.
  • Fidgeting Fat, Exploding Meat & Gobbling Whirly Birds - New Moments 4, 1999.
  • Munching Maggots, Noah's Flood and TV Heart Attacks and other cataclysmic science moments, HarperCollins Publishers Pty Ltd, Australia, 1998, ISBN 0-7322-5858-8.
  • Ears, Gears and Gadgets, HarperCollins Publishers Pty Ltd, Australia, 1997, ISBN 0-207-19610-9.
  • Forests, Fleece & Prickly Pears, HarperCollins Publishers Pty Ltd, Australia, 1997, ISBN 0-207-19611-7

Dr Karl's Collection of Great Australian Facts & Firsts

  • Flight, Food & Thingummygigs, HarperCollins Publishers Pty Ltd, Australia, 1997, ISBN 0-207-19612-5.
  • Flying Lasers, Robofish and Cities of Slime - and other brain-bending science moments, HarperCollins Publishers Pty Ltd, Australia, 1997, ISBN 0-7322-5874-X
  • Pigeon Poo the Universe & Car Paint - and other awesome science moments, HarperCollins Publishers Pty Ltd, Australia, 1996, ISBN 0-7322-5723-9
  • Sensational Moments in Science, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Enterprises, Sydney, Australia, 1995, ISBN 0-7333-0456-7'
  • Absolutely Fabulous Moments in Science, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Enterprises, Sydney, Australia, 1994, ISBN 0-7333-0407-9
  • Bizarre Moments in Science, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Enterprises, Sydney, Australia, 1993, ISBN 0-7333-0210-6
  • Spacescape, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (Australia),1992, ISBN 0-7295-0876-6
  • Latest Great Moments in Science, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Enterprises, Sydney, Australia, ISBN 0-7333-0144-4

External links

  • Dr Karl's bio page on the ABC Website
  • Dr Karl's page with the University of Sydney Science Foundation
  • Interview with Andrew Denton

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Karl Kruszelnicki AM is a scientist, although best known as an author and science commentator on Australian radio and television.
One of Dr Karl's most famous undertakings was his part in a research project on belly button fluff, for which he received an Ig Nobel Prize.
Dr Karl is the spokesman for the RTA Microsleep awareness campaign.
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