Michio Kaku, PhD first became attracted to science as a young child where he famously built an atom smasher in his parents' garage. He holds degrees from Harvard University and UC at Berkeley, where he worked at the Berkeley Radiation Lab. He is the author of several international best-sellers. Besides The Future of the Mind, his other New York Times best-sellers include: Physics of the Future, and Physics of the Impossible. Kaku has appeared on international radio and TV including Larry King, David Letterman, Colbert Report, Nightline, 60 Minutes, CNN-Financial, BBC-TV, PBS’s Nova and Innovation, and numerous science documentaries including PBS’s Steven Hawking’s Universe, Science Odyssey, and Einstein Revealed.
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Michio Kaku, PhD first became attracted to science as a young child where he famously built an atom smasher in his parents' garage. He graduated from Harvard University, summa cum laude and first in his physics class, followed by graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, where he worked at the Berkeley Radiation Lab and earned his Ph.D. Kaku has spent the majority of his career teaching at the City College of New York, where he holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics.
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.
As part of his work and research, Kaku has authored more than 70 scientific articles as well as several international best-selling books. In his published work, Kaku has gone to great lengths to make physics more accessible to non-scientists. His first book, Hyperspace, published in 1994, was a New York Times bestseller and one of the top-selling science books of the year. His latest book is The Future of the Mind, details the stunning breakthroughs being made in neuroscience, which are finally beginning to unravel the mysteries of the most complex object in the known universe, the human brain. Recent scientific advances in brain-machine interface have made possible a form of telepathy, telekinesis, recording and uploading memories, and even photographing thoughts.
Kaku's efforts to popularize science have made him something of of celebrity. He was featured in the 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 and has appeared regularly on the BBC, Discovery, CNN and the History Channel, among others. In addition, he hosts the radio programs "Science Fantastic." It is the largest nationally syndicated science radio show on commercial radio in the United States, and perhaps the world.