He is a patron of various science-related events and programs, including the University of Sydney’s Eureka Prize, a “lateral-thinking” science prize. He is also a member of the Sleek Geek Week Sleek Geek tour along with Karl Kruszelnicki, as well as performing his own stand up comedy at events around the country.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Science with first class honours in pure mathematics from the University of Sydney. While at university, he was one of the world’s top-ranked debaters, reaching the final round of the World Universities Debating Championship three times (1990, 1992, 1996) and winning Worlds Best Speaker (1996). He also won the Australasian Debating Championship twice (1988, 1990).