|Born||January 24, 1947 |
San Jose, California, USA
|Residence||New York City, New York, USA|
|Institutions||City University of New York|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Doctoral advisor||Stanley Mandelstam|
|Known for||String theory|
Michio Kaku (加來 道雄 Kaku Michio?) (b. Events 41 - Gaius Caesar (Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel Despotism, is Assassinated by his disgruntled Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Theoretical physics employs Mathematical models and Abstractions of Physics in an attempt to explain experimental data taken of the natural world The City University of New York (CUNY Acronym ˈkjuːni is the public University system of New York City. Alma mater is Latin for "nourishing mother" It was used in Ancient Rome as a title for the mother Goddess, and in Medieval The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement Stanley Mandelstam (b 1928 Johannesburg) is a South African born theoretical physicist String theory is a still-developing scientific approach to Theoretical physics, whose original building blocks are one-dimensional extended objects called strings January 24, 1947) is an American theoretical physicist specializing in string field theory, and a futurist. Events 41 - Gaius Caesar (Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel Despotism, is Assassinated by his disgruntled Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Theoretical physics employs Mathematical models and Abstractions of Physics in an attempt to explain experimental data taken of the natural world In Theoretical physics, string field theory is a proposal to define String theory in such a way that the Background independence is respected Futurists, or futurologists, are those who speculate about the future He is a popularizer of science, host of two radio programs, and a best-selling author. For the 1935-1949 film series see Popular Science (film. Popular Science is an American monthly Magazine founded in 1872 Radio programming is the content that is broadcast by Radio stations The original inventors of radio such as Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo
Kaku was born in San Jose, California, and attended and played first board on the chess team of Cubberly High School in Palo Alto in the early 1960s. Chess is a recreational and competitive Game played between two players. At the National Science Fair in Albuquerque, N. M. , he attracted the attention of physicist Edward Teller, who took Kaku as a protégé, awarding him the Hertz Engineering Scholarship. Edward Teller (original Hungarian name Teller Ede) (January 15 1908 &ndash September 9 2003 was a Hungarian -American theoretical Physicist Kaku received a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1968 where he placed first in his physics class. A Bachelor of Science ( BS, BSc or BSc in the UK; less commonly S Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an Academic degree was earned He went on to attend the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph. The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ( LBNL) is a U The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley D. in 1972, and held a lectureship at Princeton University in 1973. Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. During the Vietnam War, Kaku completed his US Army basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia and his advanced infantry training at Fort Lewis, Washington. Fort Benning is a United States Army post located southwest Fort Lewis is a Census-designated place and United States Army post located in Pierce County Washington, United States. However, the Vietnam War ended before he could be deployed as an infantryman.
Kaku currently holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics and holds a joint appointment at City College of New York, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he has taught for more than 25 years. Theoretical physics employs Mathematical models and Abstractions of Physics in an attempt to explain experimental data taken of the natural world The City College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College, CCNY, or colloquially as Presently, he is engaged defining the "Theory of Everything", which seeks to unify the four fundamental forces of the universe: the strong force, the weak force, gravity and electromagnetism. A theory of everything ( TOE) is a putative Theory of Theoretical physics that fully explains and links together all known physical phenomena In particle physics the strong interaction, or strong force, or color force, holds Quarks and Gluons together to form Protons and The weak interaction (often called the weak force or sometimes the weak nuclear force) is one of the four Fundamental interactions of nature Gravitation is a natural Phenomenon by which objects with Mass attract one another Electromagnetism is the Physics of the Electromagnetic field: a field which exerts a Force on particles that possess the property of He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and New York University. The Institute for Advanced Study, located in Princeton New Jersey, United States is a center for theoretical research See also the Borough of Princeton, New Jersey and Princeton, New Jersey Princeton Township is a township in Mercer New York University ( NYU) is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in New York City. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. The American Physical Society was founded in 1899 and is the World 's second largest organization of physicists behind the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and American Men and Women of Science. Marquis Who's Who, a subsidiary of News Communications Inc, is the American publisher of a number of directories containing short biographies of influential persons Marquis Who's Who, a subsidiary of News Communications Inc, is the American publisher of a number of directories containing short biographies of influential persons Marquis Who's Who, a subsidiary of News Communications Inc, is the American publisher of a number of directories containing short biographies of influential persons
He has published extensively in string theory since 1969. In 1974, along with Prof. K. Kikkawa, he wrote the first paper on string field theory, now a major branch of string theory, which can summarize each of the five string theories into a single equation. In addition to his work on string field theory, he also wrote some of the first papers on multi-loop amplitudes in string theory, the first paper on the divergences of these multi-loop amplitudes, the first paper on supersymmetry breaking at high temperatures in the early universe, the first paper on super-conformal gravity, and also some of the first papers on the non-polynomial closed string field theory. Many of the ideas he first explored have since blossomed into active areas of string research. His current research focuses on the difficult problem of revealing the underyling nature of M-theory and string theory, which he believes are not in their final form. In Theoretical physics, M-theory is a new limit of String theory in which 11 dimensions of Spacetime may be identified Until the theory is completed, it is premature, he believes, to compare the theory too closely to experimental data.
Kaku is the author of several scholarly Ph. D. level textbooks on string theory and quantum field theory and has had more than 70 articles published in journals covering topics superstring theory, supergravity supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. A textbook is a manual of instruction or a standard book in any branch of study See also String theory Superstring theory is an attempt to explain all of the particles and Fundamental forces of nature in one theory by modelling In Theoretical physics, supergravity ( supergravity theory) is a field theory that combines the principles of Supersymmetry and General relativity In Particle physics, supersymmetry (often abbreviated SUSY) is a Symmetry that relates elementary particles of one spin to another particle that In Particle physics, a hadron ( from the ἁδρός hadrós, " stout, thick " ( He is also author of the popular science books, Visions, Hyperspace, and Parallel Worlds, and co-authored Beyond Einstein with Jennifer Thompson. For the 1935-1949 film series see Popular Science (film. Popular Science is an American monthly Magazine founded in 1872 Hyperspace A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension (1994 ISBN 0-19-286189-1 is a book by Michio Kaku, a Theoretical Parallel Worlds A Journey Through Creation Higher Dimensions and the Future of the Cosmos was copyrighted by Michio Kaku in 2005 Beyond Einstein The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe (1995 ISBN 0-19-286196-4 is a book by Michio Kaku, a Theoretical physicist from the Hyperspace was a best-seller and was voted one of the best science books of the year by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. Parallel Worlds was a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction in the UK. The Samuel Johnson Prize is one of the world's most prestigious awards for Non-fiction writing
His latest book, Physics of the Impossible, examines the technologies of invisibility, teleportation, telepathy, star ships, anti-matter engines, time travel, all regarded as things that are not possible today but that might be possible in the future. In this book, he ranks these subjects according to when, if ever, these technologies might become reality. In March, 2008, Physics of the Impossible hit the New York Times Best-seller list, and stayed on for 5 weeks.
Kaku has been vocal with his concerns and criticism over social concerns including the anthropogenic (human) cause of global warming, nuclear armament, nuclear power, and the general misuse of science. Anthropogenic effects processes objects or materials are those that are derived from Human activities as opposed to those occurring in Natural environments without Human beings, humans or man (Origin 1590–1600 L homō man OL hemō the earthly one (see Humus Global warming is the increase in the average measured temperature of the Nuclear proliferation is a term now used to describe the spread of Nuclear weapons, fissile material and weapons-applicable nuclear technology and information to nations Nuclear power is any Nuclear technology designed to extract usable Energy from atomic nuclei via controlled Nuclear reactions  He was a staunch opponent of the Cassini-Huygens space probe because of the plutonium contained in the craft for use by its radioisotope thermoelectric generator. Cassini–Huygens is a joint NASA / ESA / ASI Robotic spacecraft mission currently studying the planet Saturn and its A space probe is a scientific Space exploration mission in which a Robotic spacecraft leaves the Gravity well of Earth and approaches the A radioisotope thermoelectric generator ( RTG, RITEG) is an Electrical generator which obtains its power from Radioactive decay. Fearing the possibility that its fuel should somehow be dispersed into the environment, and the significant health effects and thousands of casualties caused by the resulting contamination, he charged NASA's risk assessment with scientific dishonesty.  Despite this and other objections, the probe was launched and went on to complete its mission without incident.
Kaku has appeared in many forms of media and on many programs and networks. In particular, he has appeared on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, 60 Minutes, Nightline, 20/20, CNN, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News Channel, The Universe and The Opie & Anthony Show. Good Morning America ( GMA) is a morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network debuting on November Larry King Live is an American talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN. Not to be confused with the BBC news magazine program Sixty Minutes (TV series. 20/20 is an American television Newsmagazine broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner This article is about the American news organization See also ABC News (disambiguation ABC News is a division of American CBS News is the news division of American Television and Radio network CBS. NBC News is the news division of American Television network NBC, a part of NBC Universal, which is majority-owned by General Electric The Universe is defined as everything that Physically Exists: the entirety of Space and Time, all forms of Matter, Energy Opie ( Gregg Hughes, born May 23, 1963) Anthony ( Anthony Cumia, born April 26, 1961) and Jim
In 1999, Kaku was one of the scientists profiled in the feature-length film, Me and Isaac Newton, directed by Michael Apted, and funded by Paul Allen. It played in movie houses around the country, was broadcast on national TV, and won several film awards.
In 2005 Kaku appeared in the short documentary Obsessed & Scientific. The film is about the possibility of time travel and the people who dream about it. It has appeared at the Montreal World Film Festival and is in developmental talks about becoming a feature. He also appeared in the ABC documentary "UFOs: Seeing Is Believing" where he suggested that while he believes it is extremely unlikely that extraterrestrials have ever actually visited Earth, we must keep our minds open to the possible existence of civilizations a million years ahead of us in technology, where entirely new avenues of physics open up.
In February 2006, Kaku appeared as presenter in the BBC-TV four-part documentary, Time which seeks to explore the mysterious nature of time. Time is a 2006 documentary television series first broadcast on BBC Four in the United Kingdom. Part one of the series concerns personal time, and how we perceive and measure the passing of time. The second in the series deal with cheating time, exploring possibilities of extending the lifespan of organisms. The geological time covered in part three explores the ages of the earth and the sun. Part four covers the topic, cosmological time, the beginning of time and the events that occurred at the instant of the big bang.
On January 28, 2007, Kaku hosted the Discovery Channel series 2057. Events 1077 - Walk to Canossa: The Excommunication of Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor is lifted Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 2057 is a Discovery Channel Television program hosted by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. This three-hour program discussed how medicine, the city, and energy will change over the next 50 years. In 2008, Kaku hosted the three-hour BBC-TV, documentary Visions of the Future on future of computers, medicine, and quantum physics, and appeared in several episodes of the History Channel's Universe series.
Kaku is popular in mainstream media because of his knowledge and his accessible approach to presenting complex subjects in science. While Kaku's technical writings are confined to theoretical physics, his public speaking and media appearances take many areas of interest. At such events, he has discussed topics ranging from the Kardashev scale to more esoteric subjects such as wormholes and time travel. The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement In Physics, a wormhole is a hypothetical topological feature of Spacetime that is fundamentally a 'shortcut' through Space and Time This article details time travel itself For other uses see Time Traveler. In January 2007, Kaku visited the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman ( Arabic: سلطنة عُمان) is an Arab Country in Southwest Asia on the southeast While there, he talked at length to select members of that country's decision makers. In an interview with local media, Dr Kaku elaborated on his vision of mankind's future. Kaku considers terrorism as one of the main threats in man's evolution from a Type 0 civilization to Type 1. Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement 
Kaku is the host of the weekly radio programme, Explorations produced by the Pacifica Foundation's WBAI in New York. Pacifica Radio is a network of five independently operated non-commercial listener-supported Radio stations in the United States that is known for its progressive WBAI, a part of the Pacifica Radio Network, is a Non-commercial, listener-supported Radio station, broadcasting at 99 Explorations syndicated to community and independent radio stations and makes previous broadcasts available on the programs website. Kaku defines the show as dealing with the general topics of science, war, peace and the environment. Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding War is an international relations Dispute, characterized by organized Violence between National Military units Peace, in the modern usage is a concept defined by the ideal state of relationship as absence of hostility at the international level that of a War. See also Nature The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, is a terminology that is comprised of all living and
In April 2006, Kaku began broadcasting Science Fantastic on 90 commercial radio stations, the only nationally syndicated science program on commercial radio in the United States. It is syndicated by Talk Radio Network, and now reaches 130 radio stations. Talk Radio Network (abbreviated TRN) is an American Radio network. The program is formatted as a live listener call-in show, focusing on the future of science, defined as "futurology". Featured as guests are Nobel laureates and top researchers on the topics of string theory, time travel, black holes, gene therapy, aging, space travel, artificial intelligence, SETI. Kaku is also a frequent guest on many programs where he is outspoken in the all areas and issues he considers of import, such as the program Coast to Coast AM, where on 30 November 2007, he reaffirmed his belief that there is a 100 percent probability of extraterrestrial life in the universe. Coast to Coast AM is an American late-night Syndicated Radio Talk show which deals with a variety of topics but most frequently 
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Japanese-American theoretical physicist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 24, 1947|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Palo Alto, California|
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