He has discussed his theories and findings on such programs as "Good Morning America," "Larry King Live," "60 Minutes," "The Daily Show with John Stewart" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
NEW YORK, NY, October 19, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Michio Kaku, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Kaku celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A renowned theoretical physicist, futurist and popularizer of science, Dr. Kaku has found much success as a bestselling author and educator, having notably co-founded the "string field theory," a branch of string theory, while striving to unify the four fundamental forces of nature as established in Albert Einstein's "Unfinished Theory of Everything." Since 1983, he has excelled as a professor at the City College of the City University of New York, with which he has additionally held the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in Theoretical Physics. He previously served with the aforementioned college as an associate professor from 1973 to 1983 and a quantum mechanics researcher in the department of physics in 1975 and 1977. Dr. Kaku began his career as a research associate at Princeton University from 1972 to 1973.
Dr. Kaku is perhaps most esteemed for his written works in the field of physics, having authored such popular books as "Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe" alongside Jennifer Thompson in 1987, "Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension" in 1994, "Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century" in 1997 and both "Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time" and "Parallel Worlds: A Journey through Creation, Higher Dimensions and the Future of the Cosmos" in 2004. More recently, he penned "Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation and Time Travel" in 2008, "Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100" in 2011, "The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind" in 2014 and "The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth" in 2018. With myriad articles, textbooks and other publications to his credit, Dr. Kaku is currently preparing for the release of his forthcoming book, "The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything," in April of 2021.
Prior to embarking on his professional path, Dr. Kaku pursued an education at Harvard University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in 1968. Soon thereafter, he completed service in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970, during which time he completed his basic training at Fort Benning in Georgia and advanced infantry training at Fort Lewis in Washington. He concluded his formal studies in the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley, from which he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in 1972. Following these accomplishments, Dr. Kaku was presented with honorary doctorates from Hofstra University and the State University of New York at Old Westbury in 1997.
Dr. Kaku has been additionally active in numerous endeavors outside of his primary professional responsibilities. As a visiting professor and lecturer, he has provided his unique research and knowledge to the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University in 1973 and New York University in 1990. He has also participated in the fifth annual Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2011 as well as the Graduation Ceremony for High Point University as a speaker in 2018. Moreover, Dr. Kaku has contributed to the advisory board for CuriosityStream.
Dr. Kaku has also distinguished himself as a popular figure in the media, having discussed his theories and findings on such programs as "Good Morning America," "Larry King Live," "60 Minutes," "The Daily Show with John Stewart" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in addition to a variety of major news networks. He has appeared in multiple documentaries, including Michael Apted's 1999 documentary "Me & Isaac Newton," two PBS documentaries produced by Rosemarie Reed, the ABC documentary "UFOs: Seeing is Believing" and the 2005 short-form documentary "Obsessed & Scientific," which was screened at the Montreal World Film Festival. Furthermore, Dr. Kaku has been interviewed on countless radio programs, investigative television programs and in popular scientific periodicals, including COSMOS, WIRED, Newsweek and Popular Mechanics.
Likewise, Dr. Kaku has cultivated an incredible audience through his broadcasted efforts, having hosted "Science Fantastic" since 2006, which is currently syndicated through the Talk Radio Network and SiriusXM, in addition to his weekly radio program "Exploration" for WBAI and the Pacifica Foundation. He was also selected as the host of "Time" for the BBC, "Visions of the Future" for BBC Four, "2057" for the Discovery Channel, "Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible" for the Science Channel and "The Universe" for the History Channel. Beyond these programs, Dr. Kaku has highlighted his theories, research, discoveries and personal updates through his blog, Dr. Kaku's Universe, since 2010.
As a testament to his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Kaku has garnered several accolades throughout his career. With eight of his books featured on the New York Times Bestsellers List, his books have been further recognized among the Best Science Books of the Year by the New York Times and a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction. He has been also notably presented with the Hertz Engineering Scholarship and the 2008 AAPT Klopsteg Memorial Award. Heralded as an expert in superstring theory, hadronic physics, supergravity and supersymmetry, Dr. Kaku has been profiled in multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the World.
Born on January 24, 1947 in San José, California to Toshio and Hideko Kaku, Dr. Kaku was drawn to his areas of interest at a young age, having been exposed to the works of Albert Einstein at the age of eight. He fostered this passion with great motivation and commitment, creating an astounding particle generator as a teenager in high school and obtaining the attention of his mentors, including physicist Edward Teller. Acknowledged as "the next Carl Sagan" by Art Bell due to his impressive ability to convey complex science in common and understandable terms, he attributes his success to utilizing the aforementioned talent to engage television audiences with his theories. Looking toward the future, Dr. Kaku hopes to continue his pursuit into the "Theory of Everything" and the unified string field theory while supporting the burgeoning careers of his wonderful daughters, Alyson and Michelle.
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