Dr. Michio Kaku
Theoretical physicist, best-selling author and science popularizer
Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author and one of the most widely recognized figures in the world of science today.
Dr. Kaku graduated summa cum laude, and first in his Physics class, from Harvard University in 1968. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton, but currently holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York.
He is an internationally recognized authority in Einstein’s unified field theory and predicting trends affecting business, medicine, finance, and our way of life, based on the latest research in science. His goal is to complete Einstein’s search for a “Theory of Everything,” seeking to unify the four fundamental forces of the universe—the strong force, the weak force, gravity and electromagnetism. He works 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.
He is the author of several New York Times best-selling books, including The Future of the Mind, The Future of Humanity, Physics of the Impossible, and Physics of the Future, which became the basis for the Science Channel’s series Futurescape. His Ph.D. level textbooks are required reading at many of the world’s leading physics laboratories. He has also written for Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, New Scientist Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, Wired Magazine and the Sunday London Times.
Dr. Kaku also hosts his own national weekly radio program, Science Fantastic, which airs in more than 130 cities and is the largest nationally syndicated science radio show on commercial radio in the United States.
He has appeared on many television programs, including the Larry King Show, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, PBS’s Nova and Innovation, and the Colbert Report, and has appeared on numerous science specials, including PBS’s Steven Hawking’s Universe, Science Odyssey, and Einstein Revealed. He was featured in the full-length, feature film, Me and Isaac Newton, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2001.