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Michio Kaku

Henry Semat Professor of Physics
American Physical Society Fellow


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  • Profile

    1984 - present   Professor
    1978-1984         Associate Professor
    1976                   Tenure
    1973-1978         Assistant Professor, Physics Department, The City College of New York

    1972-73 Lecturer (Post-doctorate) Princeton University
    1970-72 Research Assistant, Univ. of California, Berkeley

  • Education

    B.A., Harvard Univ.
    Ph.D., Univ. of California (Berkeley)
  • Courses Taught

    General Physics
    Mathematical Methods
    Physics of Science Fiction

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and popularizer of science. He's the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and continues Einstein's search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory. 
  • Publications

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    Future of the Mind (Doubleday Publishers) to appear in February, 2014.

    Cover of Newsweek Magazine Feb. 22, 2013: "Will and asteroid destroy earth?"

    Introduction to Superstrings (Springer-Verlag publishers) On-line Version, 2012.
    Strings, Conformal Fields, and Topology (Springer-Verlag publishers) On-line version, 2012

    Kaku, M Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, Doubleday, New York, USA (2011).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Kaku, M

    Kaku, Michio Russia Takes Aim at Asteroids, Wall Street Journal, op-ed, Jan 5 (2010).
    CCNY Authors assigned: Kaku M

    Kaku, M. Amazing Light (Chao R.; et al ed.), Cambridge University Press, (2007).
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