Dr. Michio Kaku, the theoretical physicist and university professor who has since become known through television and as a best-selling author, will have a reading, lecture and book signing Thursday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55455.
Dr. Kaku talk about his latest book, Physics of the Future: How Science will Change Daily Life by 2100 (Doubleday, March 15, 2011), and will conclude with a Q&A and book signing. It may be an opportunity to hear the professor talk about the current nuclear reactor disaster crisis in Japan, as he has been publicly outspoken about the issue, calling for Japan to prepare for entombment of the reactors before a good portion of northern Japan could be uninhabitable, along with dead areas of land and ocean.
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.
His other science books include Physics of the Impossible, led to related radio and television programs including the Science Channel, and guest spots in programs for Discovery, BBC, ABC, Science Channel, and CNN and History Channel.
Kaku received a B.S. (summa cum laude) at the top of his Physics class of Harvard University in 1968. He 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.
For the past 25 years Dr. Kaku has 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.