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Michio Kaku literature

  1. Apr 1, 2010 #1


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    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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  3. Apr 4, 2010 #2
    He's a good writer, albeit he does tend to over simplify things to accommodate a general audience. In the book "Physics of the Impossible" Kaku discusses the plausibility of popular science fiction concepts.

    Physicists, especially those who dislike string theory, tend to sneer at Kaku's popular works while ignoring his extensive technical contributions. I would say that he's more than just a successful author since he has published over 170 papers on string theory, several doctoral text books, and built a particle accelerator in high school... As far as I can tell, Kaku seems to be the successor to Carl Sagan in terms of popularizing science.
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