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Gigs – 2019

Tuesday January 22 2019: The Invisible Universe – Physics in the Pub, ANU Pop Up Village, Canberra

TOUR The Most Amazing Planet in the Universe – an Astronomer’s Ode to Earth, (solo show) .


Physics of Champagne: Monday 17/12/18: ABC Radio Adelaide 4.05PM ACDT; Tuesday 18/12/18 ABC Radio Riverland SA 9.10 AM ACDT; ABC Radio Bunbury WA (Statewide) 3.40 PM AWT; ABC Brisbane 18/12/18 5.15PM; ABC Sydney 7.50 PM; 6PR Perth prerecord; Friday 4.40 PM AEDT, ABC North Tasmania;  Saturday 22/12/18  2GB Sydney/4BC Brisbane 12.30 AEDT; Sunday 23/12/18 6.30 AWT 6PR Perth; Monday 31/12/18, 2GB Sydney/4BC Brisbane

Past gigs – 2018

Wednesday November 11: Chemistry in the Pub, Sydney

Thursday October 11, 2018: Physics in the Pub, Brisbane (Barbara)

Tuesday October 9, 2018: Physics in the Pub, Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Friday August 24, 2018: The Poet’s Guide to Science (Play): Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Friday August 17, 2018: Physics in the Pub – Orient Hotel, Sydney

Wednesday August 15, 2018: Chaos Cabaret, Dr Phil & Tom Gordon –  3 Wise Monkeys Sydney

Wednesday July 11, 2018: Health and Medical in the Pub – Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Tuesday June 19, 2018: Sustainable Stand Up – Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Wednesday June 13, 2018: Chemistry in the Pub – Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Friday May 11: Colliding Black Holes, Quasiparticles and a low energy future (Physics in the Pub) – Beer Deluxe, Hawthorn, Melbourne

Wednesday May 9: Colliding Stars, Quantum Particles and Hawking’s Black Hole Legacy (Physics in the Pub) – Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Thursday March 8: Fanciful Planets, Ancient Fangs and Raising the Dead (International Women’s Day Science in the Pub) – Wig and Pen, Canberra

Sunday February 4: Sustainable Stand Up – Butterfly Club, Melbourne

Tuesday February 13: Sustainable Stand Up – Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Friday January 11: Black Holes, Higgs Bosons and the Strangest Materials in the Universe (Topological Science Summer School) – ANU Pop Up, Canberra


Science in the Pub (Physics) – Canberra; Tuesday 1st August 2017, Smiths Alternative

Physics in the Pub – Brisbane;  Tuesday 15th August 2017, Loft West End

Dark Matter – An Alternative Fact Cabaret – Sydney;  Tuesday 22nd August 2017, Wayward Brewery

Science in the Pub – Sustainable Stand Up – Canberra; Saturday 26th August, 2017, Smiths Alternative

Science in the Pub (Health & Medical) – Canberra; Saturday 2nd September, 2017, Smiths Alternative

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A selection of previous gigs:

Biology in the Pub, Smiths Alternative Bookshop – November, 2016 (MC & performer).

Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM), after dinner speaker – August 2016

Physics in the Pub variety night, Australian Institute of Physics, – Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide, 2015 – present (MC & performer)

Phil Up On Science YouTube channel launch, Beyond Q bookshop and cafe – Canberra, March 2015 (solo gig)

The Science of Cheating at Sport, Questacon Adults Night – Canberra, August 2014 (solo gig)

Conference Cabaret, Australian Science Communicators Conference – Brisbane, February 2014 (MC & performer)

Fifty shades of dark matter, Oxfordshire Science Festival – Oxford (solo gig)

Science Show Off – London, July 2013; Oxford, September 2013 (performer)

Oxford Science Live final gig – Oxford, June 2013, (performer)

Brighton Science Festival Pecha-Kucha – Brighton, March 2013 (performer)