Dubuque, Iowa – The Clarke University Mackin-Mailander lecture series will present Dr. Michio Kaku, a best-selling author and one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today, in the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the Clarke campus at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.
The lecture is titled, “The Next 20 Years: How science will revolutionize the economy, medicine and our way of life.”
Kaku is internationally recognized for his expertise in Einstein’s unified field theory, which he is attempting to complete. He is also well known for his ability to predict trends affecting business, commerce and finance based on the latest research in science.
Kaku’s appearance is the day after Clarke’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Day on Saturday, Sept. 20. To find out more about STEM Day or to RSVP to attend, visit www.clarke.edu/stem.
Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He graduated from Harvard University in 1968 summa cum laude and first in his physics class. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972, and has been a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton as well.
His goal is to complete Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything,” to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He is the co-founder of string theory. His Ph.D. level textbooks are required reading at many of the world’s leading physics laboratories.
Kaku is the author of several international best-sellers. He has two New York Times best-sellers, Physics of the Future, and Physics of the Impossible. For Physics of the Future, he interviewed 300 of the world’s top scientists, many of them Nobel Laureates and directors of the largest scientific laboratories, about their vision for the next 20 to 100 years in computers, robotics, biotechnology, space travel, etc. Physics of the Future was also chosen by Amazon as one of the Top 100 Books of 2011.
Kaku has appeared on the Larry King Show, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, CNN-Financial, ABC-TV News, Fox News, BBC-TV, BBC-Radio and PBS’s Nova. He has also appeared on the David Letterman Show, The Colbert Report, the Conan O’Brian show, HBO’s Bill Maher Show, and on numerous science specials, including PBS’s Steven Hawking’s Universe.
He frequently keynotes major business conferences about the next 20 years in computers, finance, banking and commerce. In particular, he has keynoted major conferences for major corporations, including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Corp., Morgan Stanley, SONY and Walt Disney.
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