The Distinguished Speakers Board at the University of Colorado is thrilled to announce their first fall event. Michio Kaku, a prominent theoretical physicist and two-time New York Times best selling author will be speaking on Thursday, October 3rd, at CU-Boulder’s Macky Auditorium Concert Hall. Doors will be opened at 6:45 pm and Dr. Kaku will begin his speech at 7:30 pm.
Kaku will be delivering a visionary lecture entitled “The Next 20 years: How science will revolutionize business, medicine, jobs, and our way of life”, which will inform the audience about the future of science and society. The hour-long lecture will be followed by a half-hour Q&A session with members of the audience.
Dr. Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory, a cutting-edge branch of physics, that continues Albert Einstein’s search for a “theory of everything” to derive an equation that summarizes all the physical laws of the universe. A popularizer of science, he has enjoyed a distinguished career as an author and television personality. He is the author of two New York Times best sellers, Physics of the Future (2011), which was chosen by Amazon as one of the Top 100 Books of 2011, and Physics of the Impossible (2008). He has appeared on television numerous times, with appearances on the Larry King Show, 60 Minutes, the Colbert Report, and CNN to name a few, been featured in documentaries and hosted many of his own, and runs a national weekly radio program called Science Fantastic. Furthermore, he will be prominently featured in the Science Channel’s new series ‘Futurescape”, premiering in November.
“The Distinguished Speakers Board is incredibly excited to be hosting Michio Kaku here at the University of Colorado”, said Kelsey Berlinberg, chair of the board. “Given the university’s reputation as a leading institution in physics and science research, Dr. Kaku’s immense knowledge in those fields is sure to inspire our students, researchers, and community members.” Another board member, Reed Chervin, feels that “Dr. Kaku will expose the audience to science’s integral role in human progress.”