Jason Latimer

World Champion of Magic, Star and Judge on the hit TV Show "Wizard Wars" on SYFY Channel, Over 10 Million views on YouTube.
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“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.

 

TESTIMONIALS
 
“Once again, and on behalf of all of EF, I want to sincerely thank you for BRINGING IT to New York! From the kids, to the teachers, and the staff, I have been hearing such great commentary regarding your presentation and overall participation. You truly kicked off the event in style and activated an incredible amount of energy, enthusiasm, and curiosity in all the participants. And that was only the beginning. The students and teachers were in awe of your sessions and workshop engagement as well. We are so excited to continue the partnership as we think ahead to Berlin, all the opportunities at EF Academy, and beyond. I hope your DC event was awesome as well!”
— Lisa Mesicek
Vice President
EF Education First
 
“Jason completely set the tone for the event. Folks left his show energized and ready to participate the next two days. Some of the adults were even asking me, “how did he do that?” As if I had inside knowledge on his illusions. You can’t fake the sincerity that he shows in his craft and the attention he shows to individuals. After the show, he came out and took the time to talk with and interact with the kids. He wasn’t finished there. After loading all his gear up; he visited with all the exhibitors to find out what they did, talked with teachers, and took pictures with folks. Everyone has asked me if we are bringing him back next year. West Texas has made Jason a part of our family. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. He knows his subject matter, is very professional, maintains good energy and absolutely loves what he does.”
-Katherine, Texas STEM Educators
 
“Jason Latimer is standing the magic world on its head.”
– Los Angeles Times
 
“One of the superstars of tomorrow.”
– Daily News
 
“With Latimer, the future of magic is in good hands.”
-Siegfried & Roy
 
“The greatest magician working today.”
– Parade Magazine
 
 

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.

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