Miami University

02/20/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/20/2020 11:40

Michio Kaku, futurist, physicist and popularizer of science, to speak on 'The Future of the Mind'

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku, one of the most widely recognized figures in science today, will present 'The Future of the Mind' at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Hall Auditorium. His talk is part of the Miami University Lecture Series.

Kaku, a futurist, best-selling author and popularizer of science -his FaceBook page has more than 3 million fans - is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York.

He is co-founder of String Field Theory, which carries on Einstein's quest to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into a single grand unified theory of everything.

As a futurist, Kaku predicts trends affecting business, medicine, finance and our way of life.

He is author of four New York Times bestsellers; his latest is The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth (2018, 2019), which projects the future of the space program centuries from now.

He has been involved in numerous science programs for television, including Discovery, the Science Channel, BBC and the History Channel. He is also a featured columnist for top popular science publications such as Popular Mechanics, Discover, COSMO, WIRED and Newsweek, among others.

Kaku also hosts two weekly radio programs (and podcasts): Science Fantastic and Exploration.

Free tickets are required for the lecture and will be available to the Miami community on Wednesday, March 4, and to the general public on Friday, March 6, at the box office in 129 Campus Avenue Building.

'What is the Universe? The Universe is a symphony of vibrating strings…We are nothing but Melodies.' Michio Kaku

Interested in music, planets, physics?

The Andromeda galaxy (image by NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The Miami University Symphony Orchestra concert features Gustav Holst's 'The Planets.'

  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Hall Auditorium.

The Miami University Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the physics department for a program that explores how the mysteries of the universe are connected with music: from the origins of the cosmos to superstring theory.

Dr. Renate Crawford, university ambassador and professor of physics, will narrate the program during the performance of 'The Planets.'

Tickets for the concert are $5 students/youth, $10 general, available at the box office or online.