MICHIO KAKU - 154

Michio Kaku's IQ is 154. Kaku is most widely known as a popularizer of science and physics outreach specialist. He has written books and appeared on many television programs as well as film. He also hosts a weekly radio program. He worked very hard and persevered.

Michio Kaku born January 24, 1947, is a Japanese American theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science. He is professor of theoretical physics at the City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center. Kaku has written several books about physics and related topics, has made frequent appearances on radio, televison, and film, and writes online blogs and articles. He has written three New York Times best sellers: Physics of the Impossible (2008), Physics of the Future (2011), and The Future of the Mind (2014). Kaku has hosted several TV specials for the BBC, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and the Science Channel. He has also appeared in commercial media for Toyota, Samsung, TurboTax, Coca-Cola, and others.
 

He was born in San Jose, California, to Japanese American parents. Even as a child, Michio Kaku had a passion for science, and although he grew up in poverty, his family supported him by taking him to a university library and let him do experiments right in the house. While attending Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, Kaku assembled a prarticle accelerator in his parent's garage for a science fair project. His admittled goal was to generate "a beam of gamma rays powerful enough to create antimatter". At the National Science Fair in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he attraced the attention of physicist Edward Teller, who took Kaku as a protégé, awarding him the Hertz Engineering Scholarship. Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1968 and was first in his physics class. He attended the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, and received a Ph.D in 1972, and that same year held a lectureship at Princeton University.

As part of the research program in 1975 and 1977 at the department of physics at The City College of the City University of New York, Kaku worked on research on quantum mechanics. He was a Visitor and Member (1973 and 1990) at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and New York University. He currently holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York.

He has had more than 70 articles publshed in physics journals such as Physical Review, covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. In 1974, Kaku and Prof.Keiji Kikkawa of Osaka Univerity co-authored the first papers describing string theory in a field form. Kaku is the author of several textbooks on string theory and quantum field theory.

Kaku is the author of various popular science books: Beyond Einstein: The Comic Quest for the Theory of the Universe (with Jennifer Thompson, 1987); Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension (1994); Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century (1998); Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time (2004); Parallel World: A journey through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos (2004),The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (2014)...

Kaku has publicly stated his concerns over matters including people denying the anthropogenic cause of global warming, nuclear armament, nuclear power and what he believes to be the general misuse of science. He was critical of the Cassini-Huygens space probe because of the 72 pounds (33kg) of plutonium contained in the craft for use by its radioisotope thermoelectric generator. Conscious of the possibility of casualties if the probe's fuel were dispersed into the environment during a malfunction and crash as the probe was making a "sling-shot" maneuver around Earth, Kaku publicly criticized NASA's risk assessment.

Michio Kaku is thought to be one of the greatest minds of his time, his work on string theory can bring us closer to understanding how the universe begins and ends. Like the famous scientist Carl Sagan, Kaku also explains the scientific things that are difficult to understand and we will have a clearer view of the surrounding universe.

 

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