Petrosains After Hours: Great Moments in Science


Petrosains After Hours: Great Moments in Science


Dr Karl Kruszelnicki explains science as you’ve never heard before in Great Moments in Science. In this session, he will talk about how we might find fish in Saturn (yup, extra-terrestrial life), the link between chocolate and coffee, why diet mixed alcoholic drinks gets you drunker that regular mixed alcoholic drinks, how watching a 1-hour video on your smartphone uses more electricity than it takes to run a refrigerator for a week, and much, much more.

Dr Karl is one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures and is regarded as one of the 15 most trusted people in Australia. He has his own planet (18412 Kruszelnicki) and has even worked as a TV Weatherman, car mechanic, doctor, and roadie for Rock-n-Roll bands, including Bo Diddley.

Speaker Description

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki is an author and science commentator on radio and TV. His media career spans more than 30 years, talking about Science in radio, TV, newspapers, and books – 43 to date with more on the way. On radio, he hosts a national weekly, one-hour science talkback show on triple J – attracting over 750, 000 listeners in the five mainland capitals. The ABC triple J and weekly ‘Great Moments in Science’ podcasts together have 4.5 million downloads a year. His latest podcast ‘Shirtloads of Science’ comes out of Sydney University and features women in STEM and fellow academics talking about their work.

His accolades range from the Ig Nobel Prize from Harvard University for his ground breaking 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.

More info on Dr Karl: http://drkarl.com/about-karl/

Brief Agenda

6.15 PM Registration & Refreshments

6.30 PM Great Moments in Science

7.10 PM Q & A

7.30 PM END

Please note:

1. Light refreshments will be provided

2. This session is suitable for Youths & Adults

Hosted by:

Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is a gateway to inspire the learning of STEM and ignite the passion for life long knowledge attainment in society. Established by PETRONAS, Petrosains has reached millions across the nation, giving back to the community in the informal learning of science and helping to produce scientifically literate citizens and critical thinkers in the nation.

Presented by:

Australian High Commission

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Fri Feb 9, 2018
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM MYT
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Petrosains, Level 4, Suria KLCC
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Petrosains, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Level 4, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia