On March 16, historian and writer Prof. Dr. Timothy Garton Ash will give a talk titled “Turkey in the History of the Present” via online link. The closing speech of the same day was given by theoretical physicist Prof. Dr. Michio Kaku will perform. On March 50, academician Prof. Dr. Thomas Faist will deliver his speech titled “Climate Destruction and Migration: Transnational Socio-Ecological Problem”. The closing speech of the day, titled "Global Politics, Democracy and Turkey", was made by political scientist Prof. Dr. Francis Fukuyama will do.
Theoretical Physicist Prof. Dr. Who is Michio Kaku?
Michio Kaku, American theoretical physicist, futurist and science advocate, was born on January 24, 1947 in Japan (science communicator). He teaches theoretical physics at the Hecuny Graduate Center and the City College of New York. Kaku has written numerous books on physics and related subjects and has appeared frequently on radio, television and the big screen. He is also a frequent contributor to both his own blog and other well-known media outlets. He received the Sir Arthur Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021 for his efforts to combine science and science fiction.
He has published four New York Times bestseller books: Physics of the Impossible (2008), Physics of the Future (2011), The Future of the Mind (2014), and The God Equation: The Search for a Theory of Everything (2021). Kaku has presented a number of television programs for the BBC, Discovery, History and Science Channels.
Early life Kaku was born in San Jose, California to a second-generation Japanese-American family. Thinking back to his early years, he remembered that his grandfather had immigrated to the country after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to help clean up. She also stated that both her parents were born in California, her mother in Marysville and her father in Palo Alto. They met and gave birth to his older brother while he was imprisoned at the Tule Lake War Relocation Camp during WWII.
When Kaku saw a picture of Albert Einstein's desk just before his death, it gave him the idea to become a physicist. When Kaku discovered that Einstein was unable to complete his unified field theory, he was fascinated and decided to spend the rest of his life trying to unravel the theory. While in high school, Kaku had become quite passionate about physics. Michio built a 2,3 MeV "atom smasher" in his family's garage for a scientific exposition.
It produced a magnetic field 20.000 times stronger than Earth's, and collisions powerful enough to make antimatter using scrap metal and 22 miles of wire.  At the National Science Fair in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he caught the attention of physicist Edward Teller, and Teller took Kaku under his wing and awarded him a Hertz Fellowship in Engineering. Kaku was a top student in physics and earned a degree in summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1968. [He was educated at the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a PhD and lecturer at Princeton University in 1972.
Kaku was drafted into the US Army in 1968 and served there until 1970. He completed basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and advanced infantry training at Fort Lewis, Washington. [However, it was never sent to Vietnam.
Career Life in Academia
Kaku participated in the quantum mechanics research program at the City College of Physics at the City University of New York between 1975 and 1977. He attended New York University and the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies as a Visitor and Fellow (1973 and 1990, respectively). He is currently the Henry Semat Chair and Professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York.
Between 1970 and 2000, Kaku wrote articles in physics journals on topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics.
The first papers describing string theory in a field form were co-authored in 1974 by Kaku and Professor Keiji Kikkawa of Osaka University.
Kaku is the author of several books on quantum field theory and string theory. Kaku and Keiji Kikkawa clearly described the second quantization of the light-cone string.
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