Dr Derek Muller is a scientist and filmmaker, the creator of Veritasium, a YouTube channel about science with five million subscribers and half a billion views. He is also a correspondent on Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World, now in its second season.
Derek hosted Genepool’s major three-part science documentary Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail, broadcast globally in 2015 to critical acclaim, winning the Eureka Award for Science Journalism, Best Long-Form Series at the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards and the Rockie Award for Best Science & Technology Program at the Banff World Media Festival.
Derek is a sought-after speaker, appearing on stage with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, and Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield. He has hosted the March for Science in Washington DC (2017), the Google Science Fair (2016), the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (2017), and he has spoken at the World Government Summit in Dubai and TED@Sydney.
Derek has received numerous awards including the 2016 Cogito Prize for Science Communication (Switzerland), the 2016 Eureka Award for Science Journalism (Australia) and the Richtmyer Memorial Lecture Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (USA). He has also been featured in some of the world’s leading science and tech magazines, including Wired, Gizmodo and io9.
Derek is best known for addressing counter-intuitive concepts in science, and for his extraordinary ability for making the most complex stories relatable and entertaining.