A former roadie, taxi driver, TV weatherman, car mechanic, film maker, labourer and doctor at a children's hospital, Karl has qualifications in science, maths, engineering, medicine and surgery. He is the author of over 40 books, including his latest book for adults,‘The Doctor’; released in October 2016

He spreads the Word of Science on radio Triple J each Thursday at 11am and makes four hours of science reports for ABC radio each week. Karl is also currently featured as the principal personality in the second series of SBS-TV's popular '2nd Opinion' prime time infotainment show.

In his spare time (which he doesn't have enough of), Karl enjoys four-wheel driving through the outback every year and he and his family next want to experience both the Midnight Sun (24 hours of sunlight), and the Midday Night (24 hours of darkness).


Awards and honours:

In August 2000 Karl was one of first eight Australian Apple Masters to be announced (there are fewer than 100 in the entire world). The Apple Masters Program celebrates the achievements of people who are changing the world through their passion and vision, while inspiring new approaches to creative thinking.

In 2002, Dr Karl was honoured with the prestigious Ig Nobel prize awarded by Harvard University in the USA for his ground-breaking research into Belly Button Lint and why it is almost always blue.

In September 2003, Dr Karl was bestowed with the great honour of being named ‘Australian Father of the Year’.

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki received the Member of the Order of Australia Award in the 2006 Australia Day Honours list. In 2007 the Australia Skeptics Society awarded Dr Karl the Australia Skeptic Of The Year Prize.

In 2012 Karl was delighted to have Asteroid 18412 named after him. Asteroid Dr Karl/18412 was discovered by Robert H. McNaught at the Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, on June 13, 1993.

In 2016 Dr Karl was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

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