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Sydney Science Forum: Dr Karl's Surfing Safari Through Science

Dr Karl’s Surfing Safari Through Science

Drop in on Dr Karl for this science odyssey

Get ready to hang ten surfing the universe with Dr Karl and discover all that's gnarly, awesome, weird and wonderful.

The search for truth has always been hard, but it is true that a whale and a fish can keep on swimming after they have died (the reason is physics, not biology), and that we are running out of sand (yup, they had to build the world's tallest building in Dubai with Australian sand).

While Pterodactyls weren't exactly flying, two-legged, dinosaurs (only one-third of that is correct), the good news is that we can both stop and reverse Climate Change with today's technology, and bring CO2 and the Climate back to what it was in the 20th Century.

So take a surfing safari with Dr Karl and get ready to Hang Ten – or wipe out!


Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM

Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, University of Sydney

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM just loves science to pieces, and has been spreading the word in print, on TV and radio, and online via social media for more than thirty years.

The author of 47 books (and counting), Dr Karl is a lifetime student with degrees in physics and mathematics, biomedical engineering and medicine and surgery.

He has worked as a physicist, labourer, roadie for bands, car mechanic, filmmaker, biomedical engineer, taxi driver, television weatherman, and medical doctor at the Children’s Hospital in Sydney.

Since 1995, Dr Karl has been the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney.

In 2019 he was awarded the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science, of which previous recipients include Margaret Mead, David Attenborough, Bertrand Russell and David Suzuki.