Acclaimed physicist Michio Kaku appearing March 10
Internationally renowned physicist, best-selling author and acclaimed media figure Michio Kaku will examine “The Future of the Mind,” during a Friday, March 10, appearance as part of the Hanover Enrichment Series.
Kaku’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in Hanover College’s Collier Arena. General admission tickets are available for just $10. Seats for high school students and younger are free, but must be reserved through the College’s online ticketing system.
The co-creator of string field theory, a branch of string theory, Kaku continues Albert Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces of nature —strong force, weak force, gravity and electromagnetism — into a single, grand unified theory of everything.
Kaku has starred in numerous television science programs on such networks as Discovery, Science Channel, BBC, ABC and The History Channel. He has been a focal point in the BBC series, “Time” and “Vision of the Future,” as well as The History Channel’s “Universe.”
He is a news contributor to “CBS: This Morning” and a regular guest on news programs around the world including CBS, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC and CNN. He has also made guest appearances on talk shows, including “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan on TBS” and others.
In addition, he was one of the subjects of Michael Apted’s award-winning documentary, “Me & Isaac Newton.”
Kaku is the author of eight best-selling books, including his most-recent effort, “The Future of the Mind,” which was released in 2014. He has also been a featured columnist for top popular science publications such as Popular Mechanics, Discover, Cosmos, Wired, New Scientist, Newsweek and many others.
He is the author of many advanced-level textbooks and has had more than 70 articles published in physics journals, covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry and hadronic physics.
Kaku hosts two weekly radio programs and podcasts. “Science Fantastic” is a live science radio talk show which airs every Saturday. “Explorations in Science” airs the first, third and fifth Friday of each month with a podcast every Tuesday.
Kaku earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard University in 1968, as first in his physics class, and received a doctorate from the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1972. In 1973, he held a lectureship at Princeton University.
He currently holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York (CUNY), where he has taught for more than 25 years. He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as New York University.