Michio Kaku

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Dr. Michio Kaku ice skating in an episode of BBC's Horizon television program.

Dr. Michio Kaku (加來 紀雄) is a Japanese American theoretical physicist, tenured professor and noted contributor to string field theory. Dr. Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1968 where he was first in his physics class. He went on to the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley in 1972. In 1973 he held a lectureship at Princeton University. Today, Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Professorship in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York, where he has taught for more than 25 years and is engaged in work involving Einstein's "Theory of Everything," which seeks to unify the four fundamental forces of the universe — the strong force, the weak force, gravity and electromagnetism — into a single equation.

Dr. Kaku has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as New York University.

Dr. Kaku is the author of scholarly, Ph.D. level, textbooks which have become required reading at leading physics laboratories and has had more than 70 articles published in physics journals covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. In addition, he has written nine popular books, including the best-sellers Beyond Einstein, Visions, Hyperspace, and Parallel Worlds, he also appears as host and featured guest on radio and television programs.

Dr. Kaku hosts Exploration, a weekly radio show on WBAI, a Pacifica radio station in New York City on science and ecology, the program is rebroadcast on some other stations, and can be streamed from the KPFA web site (http://www.kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_explo.htm/). Apart from his own show, Dr. Kaku is a frequent guest on radio and television programs such as — Larry King Show (radio as well as CNN-TV), Nightline, PBS's Nova and Innovation, 60 Minutes and Good Morning America. He was featured on the PBS documentaries: '"Einstein Revealed,"' '"Stephen Hawking's Universe,"' and '"Science Odyssey."' Other networks appearances include — The Learning Channel's (TLC) '"Future Fantastic,"' as well as the BBC, TechTV, and the SciFi Channel.


  • Beyond Einstein: Superstrings and the Quest for the Final Theory ISBN 0192861964
  • Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century and Beyond ISBN 0192880187
  • Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time ISBN 0297847554
  • Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension ISBN 0192861891
  • Parallel Worlds: The Science of Alternative Universes and Our Future in the Cosmos ISBN 0713997281
  • Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Introduction ISBN 0195076524
  • Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory ISBN 0387985891
  • Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory ISBN 0387988920

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