"Physics of the Future"
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
7 p.m. - Nutter Center
Wright State University
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 to predict future trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on the latest research in science. He is one of the most widely recognized science figures in the world. 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—a major branch of theoretical physics—which is the leading candidate today for the theory of everything. He is the author of international bestsellers Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century, and his New York Times bestselling book Physics of the Impossible was the top-rated science book in the United States. He has appeared on Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, ABC-TV, and PBS.
Michio Kaku's keynote address is presented with support from the Office of the President in conjunction with the Presidential Lecture Series. The Wright State University Presidential Lecture Series was established to advance human justice and promote the university's commitment to creating a diverse university community and learning environment.