Celebrity Speaker Michio Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, a futurist, and a popularizer of science. Kaku is known for his frequent appearances on various media outlets, including serving as a host on TV specials for the BBC, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and the Science Channel. He is also famous for his three New York Times Best-Selling Books: Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and The Future of the Mind.
Celebrity Speaker Kaku graduated summa cum laude at Harvard University in 1968 and was first in his physics class. He later attended the University of California at Berkeley and received a Ph.D. in 1972. He is the author of several Ph.D. level textbooks on string theory and quantum field theory, and he has also had over 70 articles published in prominent physics journals, such as the Physical Review. His published articles cover various topics, including superstring theory, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. In 1974, Kaku authored the first papers describing string theory in a field form. He has currently taught for over 25 years as the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, while also serving as a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and New York University.
Kaku has written a number of popular science books, including three New York Times Bestsellers. In addition, he has served as a featured columnist for a number of publications, including Popular Mechanics, Discover, Wired, and Newsweek. In addition to engaging in writing projects, Kaku has entertained audiences on a number of major TV shows, including Good Morning America, Larry King Live, 60 Minutes, and the Late Show with David Letterman. Kaku’s latest book, The Future of the Mind, is an extraordinary exploration of the most complex object in the known universe: the human brain.