Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku


1/24/1947, San Jose, California, United States

Birth Name

Michio Kaku



Also Known As

Prof. Michio Kaku, Dr. Michio Kaku, Michio Kaku, Ph.D.
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Born in California to Japanese immigrant parents who met in an American internment camp, Michio Kaku went on to graduate summa cum laude from Harvard University and become one of the world's foremost science "communicators". In addition to being a theoretical physicist who specializing in string theory, a…more


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    • Michio Kaku also has a radio program on the Talk Radio Network called "Science Fantastic". It is the only nationally syndicated commercial radio program on the topic of science.

    • He has appeared in and advised many episodes of PBS's "Nova". Specifically, "Einstein's Big Idea", "Einstein Revealed", "The Elegant Universe", and "Stephen Hawking's Universe".

    • He appears frequently in the media as he is well known for making complex scientific theories accessible to the layperson. Thus he has made many appearances on PBS, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, the Science Channel, Sci-Fi, and the BBC.

    • Dr. Kaku is an outspoken critic of nuclear weapons and often speaks publicly on the topics of war and the environment.

    • Michio Kaku received his doctorate from UC Berkeley in 1972.

    • Dr. Kaku is a prolific author. Not only is he the author of dozens of articles in scientific journals, he has authored several PhD-level textbooks in physics and some best-selling popular science books.

    • Michio Kaku hosted a scientific miniseries on BBC which was about- and called- "Time"

    • He appeared in the ABC news special, "The UFO Phenomenon - Seeing Is Believing" which aired in early 2005.

    • He appeared in the documentary, "Obsessed and Scientific", which was shown at the Montreal World Film Festival.

    • He is a professor in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, where he has been in residence for over 25 years.

    • Michio Kaku hosts a weekly radio series, "Explorations", which is heard on Pacifica Radio and affiliated stations.

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