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Michio Kaku

One of the most renowned scientific figures alive today

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One of the most renowned scientific figures alive today, Dr. Michio Kaku is widely acclaimed in two separate areas. In pure science, Dr. Kaku is attempting to complete Einstein’s unified field theory. He is equally renowned for his skills as a futurist, using the latest scientific research to predict trends in business, commerce and finance. Dr. Kaku’s distinguished academic career began at Harvard University, from which he graduated summa cum laude. From there he went on to the University of California at Berkeley to take his Ph. D. in physics and he has been a professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York for nearly thirty years. He is the co-founder of string theory that is the leading candidate for the construction of a theory of everything. The author of several international bestsellers, Physics of the Future and Physics of the Impossible made the New York Times bestseller lists. For Physics of the Future he interviewed 300 of the world’s most eminent scientists, many of them Nobel laureates, about their expectations of scientific development for the next century. It provides the most authoritative guide to the possibilities of science in the future and was chosen by Amazon as one of its top hundred books of the year. Dr. Kaku has made countless media appearances, which include 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, the David Letterman Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, and on HBO with Bill Maher. He has also taken part in science specials for PBS, the BBC, Channel 4, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, A&E and the History Channel. He has hosted a 12 part series for the Science Channel based on his bestseller, Physics of the Impossible. His weekly radio show, Science Fantastic, is aired in 130 cities across the USA and to a wider audience via satellite and Internet. It is the largest nationally syndicated science radio show on commercial radio. Dr. Kaku’s written work has appeared in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, New Scientist Magazine, Astronomy Magazine and Wired Magazine. The London Sunday Times, New Scientist and Astronomy have all run cover articles written by him. Dr. Kaku is much in demand for his extensive knowledge and accurate predictions of the developments that will take place in the next twenty years in technology, finance, banking and commerce. Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. 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 to predict trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on the latest research in science. Dr. Kaku 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 Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley in 1972, and 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 summarize 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. He is the author of several international bestsellers. He has two New York Times best-sellers, Physics of the Future, and Physics of the Impossible. Other books include Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century. For Physics of the Future, he 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 are the scientists who are inventing the future in their laboratories. The Physics of the Future gives the most authoritative and most authentic understanding of the world of the future. Physics of the Future was also chosen by Amazon as one of the Top 100 Books of 2011. His newest book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. His NY Times bestseller, Physics of the Impossible, earned glowing reviews from the LA Times, New Scientist Magazine, Guardian Newspaper (UK) and many, many more. It was also the number one science book in the United States. Dr. Kaku also does considerable public speaking on international radio and TV. He has appeared on 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, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, and on HBO with Bill Maher, and has appeared on numerous science specials on PBS, the BBC, Channel 4, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, A&E and the History Channel. In Jan. 2009, he signed a contract with the Science Channel to host a 12 part science series based on his best-seller, Physics of the Impossible. The series aired in Dec. 1, 2009. In the agreement, the Science Channel also asked Dr. Kaku to be the public face of the Science Channel. He also appears regularly of Fox News. 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. He has also written for Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, New Scientist Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, Wired Magazine, and been quoted in Scientific American, NY Times, Washington Post, London Daily Telegraph, London Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wired Magazine, and Fast Magazine. He has written cover articles for New Scientist magazine, Astronomy magazine, and the Sunday London Times. Dr. Kaku frequently keynotes major business conferences about the next 20 years in computers, finance, banking, and commerce. In particular, he has keynoted major conferences for major corporations, many of them controlling hundreds of billions of dollars in investments.

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