Dr Karl's great moments in science: real or fake?

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Friday 21 September

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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    Credit: Mel Koutchavlis


Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Dr Karl is back, but this time he's here for the grown-ups. What is real? What is the real colour of the Universe? Do you really use only 10% of your brain? Do the Seven Deadly Sins Still Exist? Can you quickly tell if a list of numbers is faked? Are we living in the Best, or the Worst, of Times? What generates more power on a weight and volume basis – the Mighty Sun or your Compost Pile? All this will be explored, and more. 

Please note that unlike his previous talks at the Ri, this event is aimed at an adult audience. For young people that are keen to see Dr Karl, he will be back at the Ri in December.

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 43 books to date and plans to write a few more.


The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

Book signing

Copies of Dr Karl's books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. 

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