MICHIO KAKU, PHD TO SPEAK AT NASS 2016
Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely
recognized figures in science in the world
today. He has more than 2. 5 million fans
on Facebook, and his latest book, The
Future of the Mind, hit #1 on the New York
Times and Amazon best sellers lists.
He is an internationally recognized
authority in two areas. The first is Einstein’s unified field theory, which Dr. Kaku
is attempting to complete. The other is
predicting trends affecting business, commerce and finance based on the latest research in science. He is the author of three
New York Times best sellers, including
Physics of the Impossible and Physics of
the Future. He has also hosted numerous
documentaries on the Discovery Channel,
the Science Channel and BBC-TV.
Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in
Theoretical Physics at the City University
of New York. He graduated from Harvard
University in 1968 (summa cum laude and
1st in his Physics class). He received his
PhD in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972, and has been
a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years.
He has taught at Harvard and Princeton
as well. His goal is the complete Ein-
stein’s dream of a “theory of everything,”
to derive an equation, perhaps no more
than one inch long, which will summarize
all the physical laws of the universe. He
is the co-founder of string field theory, a
major branch of string theory, which is the
leading candidate today for the theory of
everything. His PhD level textbooks are
required reading at many of the world’s
leading physics laboratories.
He is the author of several international
best-sellers and has interviewed 300 of
the world’s top scientists, many of them
Nobel Laureates and directors of the
largest scientific laboratories, about their
vision for the next 20 to 100 years in computers, robotics, biotechnology, space
travel, etc. These scientists are inventing
the future in their laboratories.
Many of his books have been made into
TV series. Physics of the Impossible was
made into a 24-episode Discovery/Science
Channel TV series called Sci Fi Science,
and Physics of the Future was the basis of
Michio Kaku, PhD takes the podium on Thursday, October 27 at
11:00 AM in the general session, Room 210ABC.
a four-hour TV series for the Discovery/
Science Channel called Futurescape.
His web page, www.mkaku.org, registered more than 110 million page hits in
just the past four years. Dr. Kaku also does
considerable public speaking on international radio and TV. He was featured in
the full-length, 90 minute feature film, Me
and Isaac Newton, which was nominated
for an Emmy in 2001. He was profiled in
Tech-TV’s Big Thinkers series and is a regular commentator on that cable network.
He has spoken on more than 500 radio
stations around the country.
He also hosts his own national weekly
radio program which airs in 130 cities in
the US and also the KU national satellite
band and internet, called Science Fantastic. It is the largest nationally syndicated
science radio show on commercial radio in
the United States, and perhaps the world.
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