Greater moments in science

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 14 October

The Theatre

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  • Dr Karl giving a talk at the Ri

    Dr Karl's last talk at the Ri explored Antarctica, the secrets of radar and the history of the selfie. What will be uncovered this time?

    Credit: Royal Institution


Standard £14


Concession £10


Discounts for Members

Event description

In this wide-ranging talk, Dr Karl asks why we draw stars with points, explores “Breaking The Seal”, shows how an Australian Nobel Prize winner shortened World War I as a result of being lifted off the toilet seat whenever the Big Guns fired, answers how many bananas you need to eat to die from radioactive poisoning, proves that you can compare apples and oranges, shows more Australiana (a 400 sq km reef that heaves itself 4 metres out of the ocean twice a day) and finishes on a optimistic note by showing that not only are today’s youth are smarter than their parents but also that we are living in the most peaceful time in human history.

This event is particularly suitable for ages 12+

About the speaker

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is an Australian science populariser with insatiable curiosity. He has degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery and has held a wide range of jobs, from doctor to film-maker, radio personality to labourer, car mechanic to physicist. He has written 40 books to date and plans to write a few more.

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