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Michio Kaku
Michio Kaku is the co-founder of String Field Theory and is the author of international best-selling books such as Hyperspace, Visions, and Beyond Einstein. Michio Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York.Photo by Cristiano... show more



Michio Kaku is the co-founder of String Field Theory and is the author of international best-selling books such as Hyperspace, Visions, and Beyond Einstein. Michio Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York.Photo by Cristiano Sant´Anna/indicefoto.com for campuspartybrasil [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: January 24, 1947
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Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
Kaku is a good explainer (expounder? teacher through writing?) of science, and this is a good read. It's thought-provoking and exciting. He makes the same mistake he usually does, which is over-simplification and presenting possibilities as givens. In short, he promises us way too much and sweeps...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 5 years ago
Every so often an author makes a stab at, "what makes humans special from all other animals". Michio Kaku does his best through defining humans through their ability to simulate the future both in space and time. He uses this definition for human consciousness and specialness and goes about explaini...
katiewilkins186
katiewilkins186 rated it 5 years ago
I’ve loved Michio Kaku’s books since high school, maybe earlier. He was able to write about theoretical physics in such an approachable, interesting way. Since reading his books, this is a topic which I always want to learn more about. As someone in working in science, I now also appreciate his abil...
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it 5 years ago
I have this out of the library right now but I don't know if I'll even read it because 1) it is only available in OverDrive and 2) I cannot get the sound of Kaku sucking on a damn hard candy on The Daily Show out of my head whenever I think of this book. Who the hell goes to an interview with a damn...
irenapasvinter
irenapasvinter rated it 6 years ago
An excellent read especially if you are interested in cosmology and modern physics. Very well written, the language is precise and not overwhelmed with technicalities and pseudo-clever demagogy, but at the same time advanced scientific topics and the latest scientific developments are presented by a...
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