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Dr. Michio Kaku is the host of Science Fantastic. He also is one of the world's leading experts in theoretical physics, and according to New York Magazine, one of the "100 Smartest People in New York." Listeners from all walks of life tune in to hear Dr. Kaku discuss today's hottest and most relevant scientific/cultural topics covering everything from black holes and parallel universes to hip, provocative discussions on philosophy and the latest technology. At any given moment he will quote not only Einstein, but Woody Allen, proving that Science Fantastic is not just for the science junky, but for anyone who has ever pondered the cosmic question of existence, as well as those interested in the latest technological trends and techno-gadgets.
"People are curious about science despite unhappy experiences in school," says Dr. Kaku. "We grind it out of them with dull rote-learning. We're all born scientists until we hit junior high school." Dr. Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory, one of the main branches of string theory, the leading candidate for the unified field theory. Many in the scientific field call this "The new Copernican revolution." 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."
Dr. Kaku explains, "The theory of everything is necessarily a theory of Creation, that is, it must explain everything from the origin of the big bang down to the lilies of the field." Dr. Kaku is the author of two international best-sellers, Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century. Hyperspace was voted one of the best science books of the year by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. His latest book, Parallel Worlds, was a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction in the UK (their counterpart of the Pulitzer Prize), and also a finalist for the Aventis Science Book Prize in the UK. His web page, www.mkaku.org, has registered over 110 million page hits in just the past five years.
Dr. Kaku has appeared on the Larry King Show, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, CNN-Financial, ABC-TV News, BBC-TV, BBC-Radio, PBS's Nova and Innovation, Tech-TV, and has appeared on numerous science specials, including PBS's Steven Hawking's Universe, Science Odyssey, and Einstein Revealed, the BBC's Future Fantastic, Parallel Universes, Copenhagen, Channel 4's The Big G: the story of gravity, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel's Exodus Earth and Robo Sapiens, Arts and Entertainment Channel, the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel's Naked Science, and many science documentaries.
Dr. Kaku was featured in the full-length, 90 minute feature film, Me and Isaac Newton, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2001. He appeared on National ABC-TV's Peter Jennings Presents about intelligent life in the Universe. He was profiled in Tech-TV's Big Thinkers series. He has spoken on more than 500 radio stations around the country.
Dr. Michio Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City Univ. of New York. He graduated from Harvard University in 1968 (summa cum laude and 1st in his physics class). He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley in 1972, and has been a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years. He has been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, where Einstein worked.