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On Tuesday 6 November 2018, Prof Steven Karataglidis, a theoretical nuclear physicist at the University of Johannesburg, led a seminar at JIAS on ‘The Relativity of Bugs Bunny’.

Prof Karataglidis is a theoretical nuclear physicist in the Department of Physics at UJ. He obtained a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 1995, and worked in various locations before settling in South Africa in 2006. An avowed devotee of Chuck Jones since his childhood, he was the unofficial, unpaid, cartoon unhistorian of the Chuck Jones Gallery of Santa Fe which living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 1999 to 2002.

Prior to the seminar, he commented as follows:

‘You would be surprised where the applications of physics sometimes appear. I will present an overview of one of the most startling applications (or not, as the case may be) of the Laws of Physics, and of the influences that drove me and a number of my more enlightened colleagues to become physicists. Come prepared for some interesting discussions, as well as some fun.’

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