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Birthday ***, 1948
Place of Birth Helsingborg, Sweden
Age 73 years old
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Karl Kruszelnicki

Karl Kruszelnicki, commonly known as “Dr. Karl ”, is an Australian science broadcaster and communicator known as a radio and radio science writer and commentator. Kruszelnicki is a fellow of Julius Sumner Miller of the Physical Science Foundation, School of Physics, University of Sydney.

BornKarl Sven Woytek Sas Konkovitch Matthew Kruszelnicki, Helsingborg, Sweden
EducationEdmund Rice College, West Wollongong
Alma materUniversity of Wollongong, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney
OccupationScience journalist, author and broadcaster
Years active1981–present
Known forPopular science
Notable workGreat Moments in Science
TelevisionQuantum, Sleek Geeks
TitleThe Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, Science Foundation for Physics, University of Sydney
Term1994–present
ParentsLudwik Kruszelnicki (father), Rina née Szurek (mother)
AwardsMember of the Order of Australia (2006), Ig Nobel Prize (2002), Australian Father of the Year (2003), Kalinga Award (2019)
WebsiteKarl Kruszelnicki's Official site
TwitterKarl Kruszelnicki's Twitter
IMDbKarl Kruszelnicki's IMDb

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.

Karl Kruszelnicki 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.

Achievement of Karl Kruszelnicki

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.

Karl Kruszelnicki family life

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

Associations of Karl Kruszelnicki

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

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Latest information about Karl Kruszelnicki updated on May 17 2021.

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