Michio Kaku, futurist, physicist and author of the best-selling "Physics of the Future" and "Physics of the Impossible," will present "Future Science: Physics and Daily Life in the Year 2100" as he delivers the Schreyer Honors College's Fall Signature Lecture at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Room 100 of the Thomas Building on the University Park campus. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will be held from 7-7:45 p.m. outside of 100 Thomas Building before the start of the lecture.
Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in Theoretical Physics at City College of New York and has been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advance Study at Princeton University and at New York University. He earned his bachelor of science degree from Harvard University where he graduated summa cum laude and came in first in his physics class. He received his doctoral degree in 1972 from the University of California-Berkeley and is the co-creator of string field theory, a developing branch of theoretical physics.
His most recent book, "Physics of the Future: How Science will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100," released earlier this year, is based on interviews with more than 300 scientists. The book outlines advances in computers, artificial intelligence, medicine, nanotechnology, energy, space travel, wealth and civilization by the start of the 22nd century.
The lecture is being cosponsored by the Presidential Leadership Academy and the University Park Allocation Committee.