Thanks to Australia once seeing Education as an Investment in the future, Karl Kruszelnicki is qualified (and has worked professionally) in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Medicine and Surgery – but has also worked as a taxi driver, labourer, TV weatherman, 4WD test driver, roadie for Bo Diddley, author of 44 books, etc.
So far, Dr Karl has written 32 books, beginning with Great Moments In Science in 1984, and including such titles as It Ain’t Necessarily So …’Bro’ (2006), which was launched, quite literally, via rocket at Sydney’s Bondi Beach (a world first). His latest book is Game of Knowns, looking at the knowns, unknowns and unknown unknowns of science. In 2012, he was named a National Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia. And he is certainly Australia’s best known communicator of science to the public.