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Michio Kaku, Ph.D., 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. He is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world.
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 Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972, and been a professor at CUNY for 30 years. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton as well. His goal is to 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, which is the leading candidate today for the theory of everything.
Dr. Kaku is the author of several international best-sellers, Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century, as well as Physics of the Impossible, and Physics of the Future. For Visions, 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, space travel, etc. These scientists are inventing the future in their laboratories.
Dr. Kaku's book about the latest in cosmology, Parallel Worlds, was a finalist for the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction in the UK, and a finalist for the Aventist science book award. His recent book, Physics of the Impossible was on The New York Times best-seller list for five weeks starting, in April 2008, and earned glowing reviews from the Los Angeles Times, New Scientist magazine, Guardian Newspaper (UK), and many, many more. It was also the number 1 science book in the United States.
Similarly, Dr. Kaku's latest book, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by 2100, also spent 5 weeks on The New York Times best seller list, starting in April 2011. It reached #6 on the bestseller list. His book is based on interviews with over 300 of the world's top scientists, many of them interviewed by Dr. Kaku for his BBC, Discovery, and Science Channel specials he has hosted. Physics of the Future is perhaps his most ambitious book, detailing how the world's scientists think the world of commerce, medicine, computers, and space exploration may evolve into the next 20, 50, and even 100 years (following in the footsteps of Jules Verne, who, with astonishing accuracy, predicted the world 100 years into the future). This book is perhaps the most authoritative look into how scientists view the next 100 years.
About 100,000 people follow Dr. Kaku on Facebook, and 50,000 on Twitter, and the numbers keep growing.
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, BBC TV, BBC-Radio, PBS's Nova and Innovation, and Tech-TV. He 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&E, and many science documentaries.
Dr. Kaku 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.
Dr. Kaku has also a series of major science specials. In 2006, he hosted a 4 part series for BBC-TV and BBC World on the nature of time. In winter of 2007, he hosted a 3 part, 3-hour Discovery-TV series about the next 50 years, called 2057. He has also hosted a new 3 part, 3-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 the London newspapers, including the Times, Daily Telegraph, and Guardian. It also received some of the highest ratings for BBC4.
Starting in 2008, Dr. Kaku became a regular host on the Science Channel/Discovery Channel, hosting their Sunday line-up of shows. Starting in 2009, he has hosted 24 episodes of Sci-Fi Science, based on his best seller Physics of the Future. Recently, he was one of the featured scientists in the History Channel's acclaimed Universe series, and the Discovery Channel's How the Universe Works series.
Dr. Kaku 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. .
In 2011, Dr. Kaku appeared on the David Letterman Show, the Bill Maher Show, the Conan O'Brian Show, and the Colbert Report.
Dr. Kaku has also written for Time magazine, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Discover magazine, New Scientist magazine, Astronomy magazine, Wired Magazine, BBC Focus magazine, The Sunday London Times, the London Daily Telegraph, and been quoted in Scientific American, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wired magazine, and Fast Company magazine. He has written cover articles for New Scientist, Astronomy, and the Sunday London Times. He has written several op-ed pieces for The Wall Street Journal, as well as the Boston Globe.
Dr. Michio 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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