Michio Kaku Facts

Michio Kaku Facts
Michio Kaku (born January 24, 1947) is an American communicator, futurist, theoretical physicist, and Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York. He has written three New York Times Best Sellers: Physics of the Impossible (2008), Physics of the Future (2011), and The Future of the Mind (2014).
Interesting Michio Kaku Facts:
Kaku was born in San Jose, California.
Although his father was also born in California, during World War II he was interned in the tule Lake War Relocation Center when he met and married his wife.
While in high school he built a particle accelerator for the National Science Fair.
Edward Teller was impressed with Kaku and awarded him the Hertz Engineering Scholarship.
Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1968 and received his PhD in physics in 1972 from the University of California, Berkeley.
He was drafted during the Vietnam War but the war ended shortly after he completed his basic training.
During 1975 to 1977 he did research on quantum mechanics at the City College of New York.
In 1990 he was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and New York University.
He has published more than 70 articles in scientific journals on superstring theory, supergravity and hadronic physics.
In 1974 he and Professor Keiji Kikkawa of Osaka University published the first paper on string theory in a field form.
As an educator he is interested in popularizing science and has appeared on several science specials for the BBC, the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel.
He has written several books for the general audience including, Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension in 1994 and Physics of the Future: How Science will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100.
In 2015 he appeared at a TED conference about transportation of the future.
In 2006 he created Science Fantastic which is the only nationally syndicated science program on radio.
He is a frequent guest on TV shows explaining the science behind popular movies.
He is outspoken on public policies issues affected by science such as the human causes of global warming, the use of nuclear power and the general misuse of science.
He is active in Peace Action which is a global anti-nuclear weapons movement.


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