What is Michio kaku: Definition and 38 Discussions

Michio Kaku (Japanese: ミチオ カク or 加来 道雄, ; born January 24, 1947) is an American theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science (science communicator). He is a professor of theoretical physics in the City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center. Kaku is the author of several books about physics and related topics and has made frequent appearances on radio, television, and film. He writes online blogs and articles.
His books Physics of the Impossible (2008), Physics of the Future (2011), The Future of the Mind (2014), and The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything (2021) became The New York Times best sellers. Kaku has hosted several television specials for the BBC, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and the Science Channel.

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    Michio Kaku and Max Tegmark....?

    Did Max Tegmark talk about his Mathematical Universe hypothesis at this event (https://www.zimbio.com/photos/Brian+Cox/Michio+Kaku/rAcvFyE88Ul/World+Science+Festival)? And if that's the case, what was the opinion of Michio Kaku?
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    Does Michio Kaku agree with Lawrence Krauss' concept of nothingness?

    Michio Kaku and Lawrence Krauss are both well-renowned physicists who propose that the universe (or universes) was generated out of nothing. Krauss, in his book "A Universe from Nothing" argued that the universe was probably created by a primordial "nothingness" with no space and time and...
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    Should I avoid Michio Kaku?

    Michio Kaku is one of my favorite physicists and lecturers but recently he seems to diverge and speaks of topics much hated by the PF community. See (where he is interviewed): "Sep. 20, 2019 - 3:49 - The Navy admits that several UFO videos are real and show aerial phenomena that they can't...
  4. TranscedentKid

    Looking for good intro science books. I'm thinking Kaku?

    So, I've been inspired by shows like Fringe, games like Deus Ex and Halo, and movies like Robo Cop, The Machine, Eva, and Blade Runner. My interests would fall into the categories of things like neuroscience, biological engineering, nanotechnology, bionics, AI, body-computer interfaces, etc.--...
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    Combining 4 Forces: What You Need to Prove Theory

    How i want to combine 4 physical forces in the universe into one equation like michio kaku do . What should i do and what i need ? how i want to prove my theory ? if succesfull how i want to show to the world ? Sorry I'm newbie
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    Can someone explain what Michio Kaku is talking about in this video?

    "This is Your Brain on a Laser Beam" Around the middle of the video he starts talking about shooting consciousness on a laser beam into the heavens. What would be the point of that? I finished watching the video and I'm like "WTF is this guy talking about?"
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    How is Michio Kaku regarded in the Physics world?

    As a Physics ignoramus, I'm curious. This guy was recently on The Daily Show: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-february-25-2014/michio-kaku. Talks about how we'll be able to upload (download?) memories to our brain. If you type his name into Youtube, you'll see that he has tons of highly...
  8. DiracPool

    How Michio Kaku, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly, et al. earn their pay

    Answer? They do it by scaring the hell out of us with what Michio Kaku has perfected as the 6 second scare soundbyte (6SSS). How's that for an alliteration? If you really pay attention to these shows, you can see how the producers coach our friends to "really bring it home to the lay viewer...
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    Are Black Holes the Ultimate Cleaners of the Universe?

    I watched a video of Michio Kaku saying that according the Einstein's equations of black holes, physics literally breaks down into nothing. I just wanted to ask how accurate the things he says are. For example he states that the mass of the black hole being M and R describes the distance from...
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    Michio Kaku - What has he done?

    Dr. Kaku is an eloquent speaker for Physics and he publicized sciences and raise global awareness of controversial issues on science (like nuclear weapons, global warming, etc.) I am not questioning the validity of his popularity. I am just curious, what has he done on the theoretical side...
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    Questions about Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku: the big bang

    Hi, I've bought PW recently and began reading it just yesterday. I have felt some doubts while reading it, since I haven't had any physics since I left high school and that has been a long time ago. Also, all this astrophysics always a tad mind-boggling to me. So far I have 2 sets of questions...
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    Does michio kaku hate leonard susskind?

    i was reading kaku's book beyond einstein and he kept talking about the beginning of string theory and we all know that susskind was instrumental in its foundation back in 70 yet kaku never mentioned him. he had numerous times to mention susskind but never did throughout the whole book.
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    Discovering Astrophysics: A Freshman's Perspective on Michio Kaku

    I'm currently a Freshman in college, Astrophysics major. So I'm new to physics. I see Michio Kaku on the news channels, and his videos all over youtube. Is he like the HEAD physicist of this era? Or is he just the most popular? OR is he just another regular physicists?
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    Advice On Michio Kaku Books

    Hi everyone, I was looking on Amazon for books about wormholes, black holes, time travel, Einsteins equations about the 4th dimension, the future (the way physicians see it) and other (pseudo)scientific myths / mysteries. I found that Michio Kaku wrote several books on the subject but I...
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    News Dr. Michio Kaku America Has A Secret Weapon

    Dr. Michio Kaku speaks out. What do you think? Are we focusing too much attention of foreign students or are Americans just plain stupid?
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    Seeing Michio Kaku today. Any questions you'd like me to ask?

    Just going to compile a list and see what I can do if there is a Q&A session/signing. Let me know!
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    Michio Kaku Books: Physics Community Opinion

    I am wondering what the physics community thinks of Kaku and his books, most notably his "Physics of the Impossible" book.
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    Michio Kaku, Parallel Universes, and Galactic EZ Bake Ovens

    This is my first post on this forum, I apologize in advance if I placed this in the wrong location. My question is this: I'm watching the Science Channel tonight, and on an episode of Sci Fi Science, Dr. Michio Kaku suggests that if you heat space up to say, a couple trillion degrees...
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    Michio Kaku on loop quantum gravity

    Kaku is famous for promoting string/M-theory in a variety of books from hyperspace to physics of impossible, to name a few. He also popularizes string theory in radio and sci-fi documentaries. He was asked what he thought of loop quantum gravity: Antimatter How much closer are we at this...
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    Michio Kaku - the Jimmy Page of physics

    Michio Kaku - the Jimmy Page of physics. Anyone get the joke? :biggrin:
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    Your opinion of Michio kaku?

    Whats your opinion on Michio kaku? He seems like a pretty smart guy. He recently made a new book Physics of the impossible, Of course all these scientific principals seem far fetched, but it's very interesting to read. I have read parts of the book, specfiically on time travel. He puts the book...
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    Is it me, or is Michio Kaku a total buffoon?

    I hear him speak and I can't help but think this man is full of nonsense, almost a crackpot, I might say. What surprises me is how deep he can go into his strange, absurd world - a real comedian. Does anyone in the scientific community give him any sort of real credence, anyways? I'm curious.
  23. murshid_islam

    How to pronounce Michio Kaku?

    well, this might sound like a stupid question. i just wanted to know how to pronounce the name Michio Kaku. is the 'ch' pronounced as the 'ch' in 'chair' or 'champaigne'? and how is 'kaku' pronounced? thanks in advance.
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    Michio Kaku ABC's 2020?

    Michio Kaku?? Question: How was this guy connected to PF -I've seen his name around this site? Reason: He was in a brief segment of ABC's 2020 last night. The theme of the show was about different theories on the Acopolypse and how it might happen. Instead of a scientific and logical...
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    QFT: A Modern Intro, by Michio Kaku

    I have obtained a copy of this book and I am having a very difficult time understanding it. My problems start at the bottom of page 38 and continue through the middle of page 41. For instance: The last thing on page 38 is a definition of a scalar field in terms of an equation. The first thing...
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    Michio Kaku and Multi-dimensional Beings

    Since I cannot post on the Michio Kaku forum, I will post this here (or a MOD could move where its more appropriate), can anybody post a link or tell me what Kaku's guesses were at how might hyperdimensional life might be like or look like (eg. will they even be physical?, will they have mass...
  27. zoobyshoe

    Being Types as discussed by Michio Kaku

    What's this "type IV being"?
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    Michio Kaku Speaking at CUNY May 9th.

    Monday, May 9th at 6:00 PM he will be there, for more information, click the following link:
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    New Monthly Publication by Michio Kaku, get a free issue

    Theoretical Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku is launching a new monthly publication and we need your insight. Visit MKaku.org, fill out the questionnaire, and receive a free issue when the publication debuts. You might also win a signed copy of his latest book, Parallel Worlds. Feel free to leave...
  30. Ivan Seeking

    Unifying the universe: Michio Kaku

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    Escape from the Universe: Michio Kaku

    http://prospectmagazine.co.uk/article_details.php.6701.html [Broken]
  32. Greg Bernhardt

    Q&A Chat with Dr. Michio Kaku

    Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday at 9PM EST here at PF Details coming soon...
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    Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku

    http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?0-385-50986-3 ***PARALLEL WORLDS to hit shelves in OCT*** http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?0385509863 [Broken]
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    Michio Kaku to Appear on Coast to Coast AM

    Sunday, May 17, 2004 http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2004/05/16.html
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    Borrowed Time: Interview with Michio Kaku

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    How i can contact michio kaku?

    does anyone know how i can contact michio kaku! it would be the best