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Michio Kaku was born January 24, 1947 in San Jose California. Kaku attended Cubberley High School in Palo Alto in the early 1960s and played first board on their chess team. At the National Science Fair in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he attracted the attention of physicist Edward Teller, who took Kaku show more as a protégé, awarding him the Hertz Engineering Scholarship. Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a B.S. degree in 1968 and was first in his physics class. He attended the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph.D. in 1972 and held a lectureship at Princeton University in 1973. During the Vietnam War, Kaku completed his U.S. Army basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia and his advanced infantry training at Fort Lewis, Washington. Kaku currently holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics and a joint appointment at City College of New York, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he has lectured for more than 30 years. He is engaged in defining the "Theory of Everything", which seeks to unify the four fundamental forces of the universe: the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, gravity and electromagnetism. He was a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and New York University. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and American Men and Women of Science. He has published research articles on string theory from 1969 to 2000. In 1974, along with Prof. K. Kikkawa, he wrote the first paper on string field theory, now a major branch of string theory, which summarizes each of the five string theories into a single equation. In addition to his work on string field theory, he also authored some of the first papers on multi-loop amplitudes in string theory. Kaku is the author of several doctoral textbooks on string theory and quantum field theory and has published 170 articles in journals covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. He is also author of the popular science books: Visions, Hyperspace, Einstein's Cosmos, Parallel Worlds, The Future of the Mind, and The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Michio Kaku giving a talk at Campus Party Brasil on February 11th 2012 Foto: Cristiano Sant´Anna/indicefoto.com for campuspartybrasil

Works by Michio Kaku

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 (2021) — Editor — 101 copies
The Best American Science Writing 2012 (2012) — Editor — 90 copies

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Hope he's right, but the words "might" and "may" do a WHOLE LOT of heavy lifting here. Would like something a bit more in-depth, this just scratches the surface.
waitingtoderail | 3 other reviews | Dec 17, 2023 |
La búsqueda del santo grial de la ciencia por el reputado físico teórico Michio Kaku.

Cuando Newton formuló la ley de la gravedad, unificó las reglas que rigen los cielos y la Tierra. Hoy el mayor desafío de la física es encontrar una síntesis de las dos grandes teorías, basadas en principios matemáticos diferentes: la de la relatividad y la cuántica. Combinarlas sería el mayor logro de la ciencia, una profunda fusión de todas las fuerzas de la naturaleza en una hermosa y magnífica ecuación que nos permitiría comprender los misterios más profundos del universo: ¿que sucedió antes del Big Bang? ¿Que hay al otro lado de un agujero negro? ¿Existen otros universos y otras dimensiones? ¿Es posible viajar en el tiempo?

Con ese objetivo, y con su conocida capacidad para divulgar conceptos complejos en un lenguaje accesible y atrayente, Michio Kaku repasa la historia de la física hasta llegar a los debates actuales en torno a la búsqueda de esa teoría unificadora, la "ecuación de Dios". Una historia cautivadora y contada de manera magistral, en la que lo que está en juego es nada menos que nuestra concepción del universo.
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AmicanaLibrary | 10 other reviews | Dec 15, 2023 |
Some of the stuff seems a bit starry eyed, but hey, he's the physics prof. Plus, everything is postulated on sound research and precedents. Strangely, it all seemed most plausible toe me when he conjectures "A day in the life" 2100. I wonder how much of this I will live to see? And my children?
BBrookes | 29 other reviews | Dec 5, 2023 |
Terribly thought-provoking and, despite a 2011 publication date, still relevant today.
(I wonder who ghost-wrote the short story at the end.)
quantum.alex | 29 other reviews | Nov 18, 2023 |



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