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Michio Kaku
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Michio Kaku
  • Born: 24th January 1947, San Jose, California, U.S.
  • Alma mater: Harvard University and University of California, Berkeley
  • Achievements: Co-founder of String Field Theory
  • Occupation: Theoretical physicist, author and professor at City College of New York
  • Ambition: To complete a single equation which unifies the four fundamental forces in the universe, which was Einstein's "theory of everything"
  • Famous as: The man who popularised science
  • Trivia: He was drafted to the army during the Vietnam war and he completed his basic training but the war ended before he saw active duty

"Common sense has no place in Quantum Mechanics"

Michio Kaku

"Automatic killing machines are the one thing we have to worry about today, not tomorrow. But other than that, we really don’t have to worry about the robots taking over"

Michio Kaku

"We actually have a candidate for the mind of God. The mind of God we believe is cosmic music, the music of strings resonating through 11 dimensional hyperspace"

Michio Kaku

"Mathematics... is the set of all possible self-consistent structures, and there are vastly more logical structures than physical principles"

Michio Kaku

"Within this century, we will make contact with an alien civilization by listening in on their radio communications"

Michio Kaku

"The only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct"

Michio Kaku

"What do oil company executives, vampires and NASA bureaucrats all have in common? They fear solar energy"

Michio Kaku

"You can actually feel your IQ get lower as you watch TV"

Michio Kaku

"Music is the voice of God traveling through ten-dimensional hyperspace"

Michio Kaku

"Math is the language of nature, so we have to learn this language"

Michio Kaku

"If appearance and essence were the same thing, there would be no need for science"

Michio Kaku

"Once confined to fantasy and science fiction, time travel is now simply an engineering problem"

Michio Kaku

"All kids are born geniuses, but are crushed by society"

Michio Kaku

"Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe"

Michio Kaku

"I believe we exist in a multiverse of universes"

Michio Kaku
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Michio Kaku Biography

Michio Kaku was born to Japanese parents in San Jose California in 1947 and he excelled academically with a special interest in science that came to the fore when he attempted to create antimatter through a beam of gamma rays at a New Mexico science fair. It earned him an engineering scholarship that eventually led to him graduating from Harvard university.

He spent years researching quantum mechanics and published scores of articles in scientific journals that ultimately resulted in him becoming the public face of science on television and radio. His flowing silver locks make easy viewing on the screen and his efforts to popularise science have proved so successful he has appeared on every major talk show and news channel across the planet.

Add in the many documentaries he has starred in on the Discovery channels, the History channel and the Science channel to name but a few and you can see a populariser of science becoming the most popular scientist on the planet.

Kaku still has a burning ambition to complete Albert Einstein's search for a theory of everything that could explain the whole universe and he encourages young scientists to also take up this challenge.

Reiterating the importance of physics Michio Kaku was quoted as saying: "physicists invented most of the 20th century. So I tell young students that, if they become a physicist, they will join the ranks of some of the most important scientists who have shaped human destiny, with names like Newton and Einstein" in a bid to encourage talented youngsters to take up science.

Researching his talks on everything from quantum mechanics to aliens made it very enjoyable compiling this list of 15 of the best Michio Kaku quotes.

Quotes About Michio Kaku

The journalist Alex Moshakis described him thus: "Kaku is a popular scientist. He has a knack for studying today’s trends in order to hypothesise what might come tomorrow – how we’ll live, where we’ll live, whether or not an almighty AI might soon rule over us"

Physicist Chad Orzel insinuated he is a publicity scientist: "Kaku is called by different media organisations to talk about such a wide range of topics that, although he consistently says wrong things about whatever he’s talking about at that particular moment, he’s usually only pissing off one subfield at a time, and the rest of science happily ignores him"

Critic Gerry Gilmore shared this thought: "Theoretical physicists, of whom Kaku is one, are moving into astrophysics and cosmology, enriching the breadth of approaches enormously, as well as library shelf loads"

The psychologist Jerome Kagan wrote this comment: "Kaku is loyal to the late British mathematician Alan Turing’s suggestion that if an observer cannot tell whether an outcome—say, a particular move in a chess game—is the product of a machine or a person, it is reasonable to assume that machines and people rely on the same mechanisms"

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