Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki just loves Science to Pieces. His media career spans more than 30 years, talking about Science in radio, TV, podcasts, newspapers, and books – 45 to date with more on the way.
His accolades range from the Ig Nobel Prize from Harvard University for his groundbreaking research into belly button fluff and why it is almost always blue, to being one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures.
In 2019 the United Nations awarded Dr Karl the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the
Popularisation of Science. The prize is global recognition of Dr Karl’s gift for communication. He is the first Australian to win the prize.
A lifetime student, Dr Karl has degrees in Physics and Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery. He has worked as a physicist, labourer, roadie for bands, car mechanic, filmmaker, biomedical engineer, TV weatherman, and medical doctor at The Children’s Hospital in Sydney. Since 1995, he has been the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney, where his ‘mission’ is to spread the good word about science and its benefits.