The sweetest, saltiest love song about how sodium and chlorine fell in love... https://youtu.be/9RVdcV8h5_8 A cute tune by the McGarrigle Sisters, telling the heartwarming story of salt - sodium and chlorine - falling in love. Perfect for high school and university chemistry lectures, complete with valences, electron shells and ionic bonding of NaCl.
Excited to be in Adelaide in 2019 for my first Fringe! Doing seven shows in six days, all at the Rob Roy Hotel, 106 Halifax St South Adelaide. Tuesday 12th March: Physics in the Pub (booked out) Wednesday 13 March - Solo Show The Most Amazing Planet in the Universe - an Astronomer's Ode to Earth … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe shows!
A highlight of my shows is singing the wonderful words of Katie Goodman from Broad Comedy. Here I am doing it in Sustainable Stand Up, Canberra, August 2017. Language warning folks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek99OAox6Ec It seems to inspire, crowd touch their hearts and set them singing. Will it change the world? Let's all be unfuckers! Original by … Continue reading A Song of Sustainability
Tickets on sale now for shows in Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe. Melbourne earlybird tickets on sale until the Friday 11 January - snap them up! The Most Amazing Planet in the Universe An Astronomers Ode to Earth We like to think we are special and we live on the only planet. But astronomers have … Continue reading The Most Amazing Planet – Dr Phil on Tour
Y'all have a great christmas and a very merry perihelion! https://youtu.be/3vBJb_53ppM
Tom Lehrer's Elements Song is 150 years out of date - the science and the music (The Major General's Song from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance) are both from late 1800s. So it's time for an update, to the tune of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Video coming soon... email me if you want … Continue reading Smells like Tauon Spirit
The Rubens Tube is a really complicated demo that seems simple. Once you start thinking about it you realise that sound antinodes are points of oscillating pressure, so the flames shouldn't be stable peaks - they should be going up and down at the frequency of the wave! And if you change the gas pressure … Continue reading Sound and fire = complicated!
Why was Pluto demoted? Even after the successful flypast in 2015, he was still not reinstated. Sing along and help him get back in with the big boys. https://youtu.be/kz0VM43zSDQ (... just a hint... he's got no chance)
With apologies to Labi Siffre, and Madness... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oENRv6OlwY