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MKaku Chat

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Chat with Michio Kaku

On December 18th, 2002, we teamed up with mkaku.org to host an online chat with noted theoretical physicist, Dr Michio Kaku. This chat lasted for approximately one hour, of which twenty minutes was open floor.

The following logs of the event are available:

Official Channel Log

Channel Log Without Flood

Highlighted Channel Log

Complete List of Submitted Questions

More information on Dr. Michio Kaku...

"Dr. Michio Kaku is an internationally recognized authority in theoretical physics and also the environment. He holds the Henry Semat Professorship in Theoretical Physics at the City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His goal is to help complete Einstein's dream of a "theory of everything," a single equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will unify all the fundamental forces in the universe. He has lectured around the world and his Ph.D. level textbooks are required reading at many of the top physics laboratories. He has written 9 books; his last two books, Hyperspace and Visions, became international best-sellers, and have been widely translated into different languages. He hosts a weekly hour-long radio program on science on several stations around the country, and his commentaries on science can be heard on 60 radio stations nation-wide.

Dr. Kaku graduated from Harvard in 1968, summa cum laude, and number one in his physics class. He received a Ph.D. from the Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley Radiation Laboratory in 1972. He held a lectureship at Princeton University in 1973. He then joined the faculty at the City Univ. of New York, where he has been a professor of theoretical physics for 25 years. He has been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and also New York University.

He has published over 70 physics articles in physics journals which include superstring theory, super gravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. He is the cofounder of string field theory. He also wrote the first paper on conformal supergravity and the breakdown of supersymmetry at high temperatures.

His books include:

  1. Nuclear Power: Both Sides (1982) with Jennifer Trainer. W.W. Norton.
  2. To Win a Nuclear War (with Dan Axelrod). South End Press.
  3. Beyond Einstein (with Jennifer Trainer). Anchor Press. 1995.
  4. Introduction to Superstrings. Springer Verlag. 1988.
  5. Strings, Conformal Fields, and Topology. Springer Verlag. 1991.
  6. Quantum Field Theory: a Modern Introduction (Oxford Univ. Press). 1993
  7. Quarks, Symmetries, and Strings (with A. Jevicki and K. Kikkawa). World Scientific Publishers.
  8. Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension. 1994.
  9. Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century. (Anchor/Doubleday) 1997.
He has appeared on Larry King Show (radio as well as CNN-TV), Nightline, PBS's Nova and Innovation, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America and CNN-News. He was featured on the PBS documentaries: Einstein Revealed, Stephen Hawking's Universe, and Science Odyssey, the Learning Channel's Future Fantastic, as well as the Science Fiction Channel. He will appear on the Discovery Channel's Science of the Impossible. On radio, he has appeared on NPR's Science Friday and also BBC-International. He has appeared on over 600 radio programs around the country.

He has been quoted in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, BBC, Sunday London Times, London Daily Telegraph. Boston Globe, Seattle Times, S.F. Chronicle, San Diego Union, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, the Oregonian.

His book, Hyperspace, was reviewed on the cover of the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and S.F. Chronicle Book Review sections, and was profiled in a four-page spread in U.S. News and World Report. It was voted one of the best science books of 1994 by both the Washington Post and the New York Times. Referring to Visions, Kirkus Review wrote that Dr. Kaku "is a worthy successor to the late Carl Sagan." For two weeks, the Sunday London Times excerpted chapters from Visions in its book section.

He hosts a weekly hour-long program, called Explorations, on WBAI-FM radio in New York (99.5 fm) which can also be heard on KPFA-FM (93.1 fm) in the Bay Area, WWUH-FM (91.3 fm) in West Hartford, and also Portland, Ore, on KKGT-AM (1150 am). His show is carried nationally by the KU national satellite band. He also does semi-weekly science commentaries on Pacifica National Radio, which is carried by 60 radio stations around the country."

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