Michio Kaku, Co-founder of String Field Theory, to Present SC12 Keynote
Dr. Michio Kaku, a world-renowned theoretical physicist, will deliver the keynote address at SC12. Building on ideas presented in his most recent book Physics of the Future: How Science will Change Daily Life by 2100, Dr. Kaku will open the SC12 technical program at 8:30 a.m. MT, Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York (CUNY). He graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude and first in his physics class. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and has been a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton as well.
Dr. Kaku’s goal is to complete Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything,” to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He is the co-founder of string field theory, a major branch of string theory, which is the leading candidate today for the theory of everything.
Dr. Kaku is the author of several international bestsellers, including Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century and Physics of the Impossible. His most recent book, Physics of the Future: How Science will Change Daily Life — the basis for the keynote address — is based on interviews with over 300 of the world’s top scientists, and presents the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself.
“Our community has entered a phase of radical change as we address the challenges of reaching exascale computation and the opportunities that big data will bring to science. Dr. Kaku will provide a unique and inspirational message on the impact that addressing these challenges will have on science and business as well as for society at large,” said Jeff Hollingsworth, SC12 General Chair and Professor at the University of Maryland.
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