Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognised figures in science in the world today. He is a world-renowned theoretical physicist and futurist. He is also a bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker, and popularizer of science.
He holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City Univ. of New York. He graduated from Harvard University in 1968 (summa cum laude and 1st in his physics class). He received his Ph.D. 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 Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything,” to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarise all the physical laws of the universe. He is the co-founder of string theory, a major branch of string theory, which is the leading candidate today for the theory of everything. His Ph.D. level textbooks are required reading at many of the world’s leading physics laboratories.
Kaku is the author of numerous international best-sellers, including “Quantum Supremacy: How The Quantum Computer Revolution Will Change Everything”, The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth” and frequently contributes articles for major publications including Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, Wired Magazine, N.Y. Times, Washington Post, London Daily Telegraph, London Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and Fast Magazine, among many others.
He is regularly called upon to make appearances on international radio and TV, including the Larry King Show, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, CNN-Financial, ABC TV News, Fox News, BBC-TV, BBC-Radio, PBS’s Nova and Innovation, Tech-TV. He has also appeared on the David Letterman Show, the Colbert Report, the Conan O’Brian show, HBO’s Bill Maher Show, and has appeared on numerous science specials, including PBS’s Steven Hawking’s Universe, Science Odyssey, and Einstein Revealed, the BBC’s Future Fantastic, Parallel Universes, Copenhagen, Channel 4’s The Big G: the story of gravity, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel’s Exodus Earth, A and E, the History Channel’s Universe series
and biography of Einstein, and many science documentaries.
He was profiled in Tech-TV’s Big Thinkers series and is a regular commentator on that cable network. Kaku was also featured in the full-length, 90-minute feature film, Me and Isaac Newton, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2001.
Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, and how emerging technologies will change our daily lives, and how future trends will bring new avenues to business and society.