American futurist, theoretical physicist and popularizer of science
"Physics of the Future"
March 19, 2014
Wright State University Nutter Center
Michio Kaku, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized authority in two areas. The first is Einstein’s unified field theory, which Kaku is attempting to complete. The other is predicting trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on the latest research in science. He is one of the world's most widely recognized science figures. He currently holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York (CUNY) and has been a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years. 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.
He is the author of several international best-sellers, Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century. Visions is the most authoritative and authentic understanding of the world of the future. His book, Parallel Worlds, about the latest in cosmology, 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 New York Times bestselling book, Physics of the Impossible, was the number-one science book in the United States. His latest book is entitled, Physics of the Future, was also on the New York Times bestseller list.
Kaku frequently speaks on international radio and television. He has appeared on Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, ABC-TV News, Fox News, BBC-TV, BBC-Radio, PBS and has appeared on numerous science specials. He also hosts his own national weekly radio program which airs in 130 cities in the US called Science Fantastic. It is the largest nationally syndicated science radio show on commercial radio in the United States, and perhaps the world. He has also written for Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, New Scientist Magazine, Astronomy Magazine and Wired magazine among others.
He frequently keynotes major business conferences about the next 20 years in computers, finance, banking, and commerce. He has also keynoted major conferences for major corporations.