An element of truth…
Dr. Derek Muller is the creator of Veritasium, a YouTube channel about science with over 5 million subscribers and half a billion views, winner of the Streamy award for Science or Education in 2017. He has hosted award-winning documentaries: Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail, Digits, and Vitamania for international broadcast networks. He was also a correspondent on Netflix's Bill Nye Saves the World and a host of the Australian science program, Catalyst.
He has appeared live on stage with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, Space station commander Chris Hadfield, and he co-hosted the 2017 March for Science on the Washington Mall.
He kickstarted a magnetic molecule making kit called Snatoms, which exceeded its funding goal in the first hour, sold 10,000 units and is now available on Amazon.
Muller completed a degree in Engineering Physics from Queen's University in Canada, and a PhD in physics education research at the University of Sydney. The topic of his thesis was 'Designing Effective Multimedia for Physics Education'.