Karl Kruszelnicki

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Date of Birth March 20, 1948
Place of Birth Helsingborg, Sweden
Age 72 years old
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Karl Kruszelnicki

Karl Kruszelnicki, often referred to as "Dr Karl", is an Australian science communicator and popularizer, who is known as an author, and as a science commentator on Australian radio and television. Kruszelnicki is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow in the Science Foundation for Physics at the School of Physics, University of Sydney.

Born: Karl Sven Woytek Sas Konkovitch Matthew Kruszelnicki, Helsingborg, Sweden
Residence: Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia
Other names: "Dr Karl"
Education: Edmund Rice College, West Wollongong
Alma mater: University of Wollongong, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney
Occupation: Science journalist, author and broadcaster
Years active: 1981–present
Known for: Popular science
Notable work: Great Moments in Science
Home town: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Television: Quantum, Sleek Geeks
Title: The Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, Science Foundation for Physics, University of Sydney
Term: 1994–present
Parents: Ludwik Kruszelnicki (father), Rina née Szurek (mother)
Awards: Member of the Order of Australia (2006), Ig Nobel Prize (2002), Australian Father of the Year (2003)
Website: Karl Kruszelnicki's Official site
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About Karl Kruszelnicki

Swedish-born Australian media personality whose earned widespread recognition for his contributions to spreading scientific awareness. Along with a significant radio and TV presence, he's also published more than three dozen books.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Wollongong, where he majored in Physics. Twelve years later, in 1980, he received a master's from the University of New South Wales. A year later, he started working for the radio station Double J.


As well as having an honorary doctorate, he won the 2002 Ig Nobel prize for his work with belly button lint. He has an asteroid named after him.

Family Life

He and wife Mary have three children, Lola, Alice, and Karl. He's also known by the moniker Dr. Karl.


He and Francis M Fesmire have both received Ig Nobel prizes.

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