- ‘SciJinks’: Johnny Galecki’s Prank Show Gets Premiere Date On Science Channel – also starring Jason Latimer – Trailer included
- Jason Latimer and Engineering.com to Launch ’Impossible Science Student Challenge’ at the USA Science and Engineering Festival
- Jason Latimer named “Curator of Impossible Science”
- Jason Latimer teams up with San Diego Science Center for first ever integration with Magic
- Wowing the World with Magic
“The right question changes everything. Our next cure, our next technology, our next revolutionary change… will come from a question that has never been asked. Wonder changes the world.” – Jason Latimer
As a magician, Jason is the series champion of the BBC One’s The Magicians, the recipient of Siegfried & Roy’s Masters of the Impossible Award, and was bestowed with magic’s highest honor, “Grand Prix ‘Best Overall’ World Champion of Magic.” With his undefeated resume of championship wins, Jason is one of the judges with Penn & Teller on SyFy Channel’s magic competition Wizard Wars. In 2018, Jason joins David Copperfield and David Blaine as one of the few recipients of the prestigious and highly coveted Golden Grolla Award from the Masters of Magic.
As a scientist, Jason is the creator of “Impossible Science” the academic platform uniting magic and science to inspire wonder in education. Latimer is the Curator of Impossible Science of the iconic Fleet Science Center in San Diego, CA but his STEM program has expanded to science centers throughout Southern California. Impossible Science labs, festivals, exhibitions, live shows, and digital series with Comic Con HQ have inspired hundreds of thousands of visitors to embrace their ability to ask a question. Currently, the Fleet Science Center is in construction of a new exhibition wing to permanently offer Impossible Science for the next 10 years. While in Downey, CA, Impossible Science Festival with the Columbia Memorial Space Center has grown to become the official LA Science Festival “City of STEM.” Recently, Engineering.com and Latimer launched the Impossible Science Student Challenge, a competition of thousands of participating schools across the US and Canada to find the classroom doing the most to inspire curiosity within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Today, Jason co-hosts Science Channel’s new series SciJinks with Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki and Mythbusters: The Search’s Tamara Robertson. At Education First’s Global Leadership Summit, in both New York and Berlin, Jason follows previous keynote speakers Al Gore and Dr. Jane Goodall with his keynote address on The Influence of Technology on Society. While in Washington DC, at the largest science festival in the country (370,000+ Attendees) and following last year’s speaker Elon Musk, Jason gave the closing keynote of the USA Science and Engineering Festival on Impossible Science and Education Through Curiosity.
Jason Latimer is not only changing education, he is on a mission to globally inspire wonder.
— Lisa Mesicek
EF Education First
-Katherine, Texas STEM Educators
INTRODUCING… THE IMPOSSIBLE SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Jason Latimer’s Impossible Science Festival, (different from his keynote) is an interactive workshop that schools, educators, and science centers love. The festival is an environment for kids to participate in so they can learn, question, and be inspired to wonder. Learn how to make objects invisible. Walk on water! Explore levitation. Do the impossible! A place where it’s far more magical to find out it’s not a trick…Its science!
This video introduces the festival…
THE IMPOSSIBLE SCIENCE FESTIVAL EXPLAINED:
“The goal of the Impossible Science Festival is to promote education through curiosity,” said Jason Latimer, host and designer of the Impossible Science Festival. “By exploring subjects that seem impossible but showing how they can be made possible through applied science, visitors will have a memorable, hands-on learning experience that will blow their minds!”
This event is based around five themes: invisibility, levitation, animation transformation and super powers, and each theme incorporates demonstrations that festival attendees will be able to observe or try for themselves. For invisibility, attendees will be able to use the refractive properties of Pyrex to make objects disappear in corn oil. They can also learn how to manipulate light—a precursor to invisibility—using a laser pen and tonic water, or make the invisible come to life with a homemade laser microscope.
For levitation, visitors can experience how concepts like the Bernoulli principle, static electricity and air pressure can make objects like ping pong balls, tinsel or even screwdrivers appear to levitate!
The animation stations will use static electricity to make tissue paper dance, surface tension to make objects scoot along a water surface and sound waves to make a toothpick dance across a wine glass, harmonics to make patterns in sand—plus you can learn how a battery, a magnet and a screw can be designed to make a small motor.
The transformation stations will show attendees how to make a square bubble or a fireproof balloon. And visitors can harness their own super powers when they create energy from pennies or walk on liquid Oobleck!
At the Impossible Science Festival there are over 25 interactive demonstration stations and five “make it, take it” stations where attendees can make their own impossible science creations to take home.