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Michio Kaku

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Michio Kaku
Born (1947-01-24) January 24, 1947 (age 77)
Known forString theory
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical physics

Dr. Michio Kaku (Japanese: ミチオ カク, 加来 道雄) (born 24 January 1947) is a Japanese-American futurist, theoretical physicist and a performer on the Science Channel, particularly for Sci-Fi Science.[1] He is known as a "sci-fi fan" on the SC.[2][3]

Early life and Education[change | change source]

Kaku was born on January 24, 1947 in San Jose, California to Japanese parents. As a child, he took judo lessons.[4] When he grew older, he graduated from college with a summa cum laude degree.[5]

Works[change | change source]

Kaku is famous for his major field, theoretical physics.[6] Sci-fi is another field Michio studied.[7] Some episodes of Sci-Fi Science, for instance, ponder alien invasion of the planet, or a new solar system. The string theory is another topic that Kaku studied.[8]

He has also studied the future.[9] Futurists like Kaku often use PPPW to evaluate the future. The "three Ps and one W" represent, to futurists, "plausible", "possible", and "preferable". The "W" stands for "wildcard"(random) events.[10]

A science populariser, or a populariser of science, is one who captures the scientific method and accuracy to preserve the language in the name of science.[11] Michio Kaku wrote several books including Physics of the Impossible and Hyperspace, Beyond Einstein, and Parallel Worlds.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kaku's Renownment on SC.
  2. Kaku on the SC. Retrieved 4-16-10.
  3. "Dr. Michio Kaku : Science Channel : Discovery Press Web".
  4. "Sci Fi Science: Judo: Earths Last Hope : Video : Science Channel". Archived from the original on 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  5. Kaku's Education. Retrieved 5-5-10.
  6. Kaku as Theoretical Physicist. Retrieved June 8, 2008.
  7. Michio's involvement in Sci-fi, Dr. Michio Kaku Discovery.
  8. Kaku Research of String Theory. Science Channel: Space, Technology, Engineering, Earth Science
  9. "BBC Two - Tomorrow's Worlds: The Unearthly History of Science Fiction - Dr. Michio Kaku".
  10. What is the "PPPW" (3PW) system. Retrieved 5-7-07.
  11. Notable Science Popularizers, Living. Retrieved 10-12-09.
  12. Notable Books by Michio Kaku. Retrieved 12-13-07.

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