THEORETICAL PHYSICIST / AUTHOR / PROFESSOR
Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and popularizer of science. As the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), he continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory that will summarize all the physical laws of the universe.
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 first 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.
He is the author of several international bestsellers, including Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century, for which he interviewed 150 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 years in computers, robotics, biotechnology, and space travel. His book Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimension, and the Future of the Cosmos was a finalist for the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction in the UK, as well as a finalist for the Aventis Science Book Award. His book Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel was on The New York Times Bestseller List for five weeks in 2008 and earned glowing reviews from The Los Angeles Times, New Scientist Magazine, The Guardian, and many, many more. It was also the number one science book in the US.
Dr. Kaku's latest book, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, was published in 2011. Based on interviews with over 300 of the world's top scientists, Dr. Kaku presents the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself.
Dr. Kaku also does considerable public speaking on international radio and TV. He has appeared on Larry King Live, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, CNN-Financial, ABC-TV News, BBC-TV, BBC-Radio, PBS's Nova and Innovation, and Tech-TV. He has also appeared on numerous science specials, including PBS's Stephen Hawking's Universe, Science Odyssey, and Einstein Revealed; the BBC's Future Fantastic, Parallel Universes, and Copenhagen; Channel 4's The Big G: The Story of Gravity; the Discovery Channel; the Learning Channel's Exodus Earth; and A & E; as well as many science documentaries.
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 over 500 radio stations around the country.
He has also appeared in a series of major science specials. In 2006, he hosted a four-part, four-hour series for BBC-TV and BBC World on the nature of time. In 2007, he hosted a three-part, three-hour Discovery–TV series about the next 50 years, called 2057. He has also hosted a new three-part, three-hour documentary for BBC-TV about the future of science, called Visions of the Future. It aired in the UK in the fall of 2007 and received glowing reviews from London newspapers, including The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Guardian. It also received some of the highest ratings for BBC4.
Starting in 2008, he became a regular host on the Science Channel/Discovery Channel, hosting their Sunday lineup of shows. In January 2009, the Science Channel announced that Dr. Kaku would host a 12-part series on TV based on his New York Times bestseller Physics of the Impossible. The movie aired in fall 2009.
Dr. Kaku 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.
He has written for Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, New Scientist Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, and Wired; and been quoted in Scientific American, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The London Daily Telegraph, The London Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Wired, and Fast Company. He has written cover articles for New Scientist Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, and the Sunday London Times. He has also written several op-ed pieces for The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe.
Dr. Michio Kaku frequently keynotes major business conferences for major corporations about the next 20 years in computers, finance, banking, and commerce.
- Physics of the Future
- Who Knew Science & Physics Could Be So Fascinating?
- Parallel Worlds
- Reading the Mind of Gods: String Theories, Higher Dimensions & Einstein’s Quest of a Theory for Everything