MINNEAPOLIS (April 7, 2011) – Dr. Michio Kaku, the theoretical physicist and university professor who has since become known through television and as a best-selling author, held a reading, lecture and book signing Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union in Minneapolis.
Suffering from a cold that made it hard to talk for long, Dr. Kaku let a volunteer read the script from the Powerpoint so that he could save his voice for a very generous Q&A session. Then he signed books and took photos with more than 300 people present to hear him and buy his latest book, Physics of the Future: How Science will Change Daily Life by 2100 (Doubleday, March 15, 2011).
Dr. Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory, which is a branch of string theory that continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified “Theory of Everything” for the strong force, the weak force, gravity and electromagnetism.
He graduated the top of his Physics class of Harvard University in 1968 and received a Ph.D. in 1972 from Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. He then went on to lecture at Princeton University and for the past 25 years served as Professor of Physics and the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship of theoretical physics at the City College of New York, and a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as New York University.