American futurist and physicist, Dr Michio Kaku, is renowned for his study of theoretical physics. His contribution as a professor at the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center is highly respected, so too is his numerous scientific books, blogs, films and articles. As an after-dinner speaker, Michio is a knowledgeable, dedicated and captivating addition to a number of events. The scientist uses his material from decades of work to inform his audience of such topics as future trends and physics.
Born in California, Michio proved his capabilities early on, whilst attending Cubberley High School in Palo Alto. As his project at the school’s science fair, he created a particle accelerator in the garage of his childhood home. Michio continued to attend science fairs and even earned the attention of physicist Edward Teller at the National Science Fair. Edward went on to present Michio with the Hertz Engineering Scholarship and took him under his wing. Michio graduated with a physics degree from Harvard University, in 1968, then a PhD in 1972.
With such a prolific early experience of scientific advancement, it is no surprise that Michio’s dedication to future discoveries is evident in his public speaking. He shares his journey from a little boy building a particle accelerator to an esteemed physicist and futurist. Michio has committed his career to popularise science, especially for young, future scientists. To do so, he has released a number of books and films, as well as making media appearances, to encourage participation in STEM subjects. From Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe in 1987 to The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth in 2018 - his work has even inspired an album by Muse, entitled Hyperspace.
In his after-dinner presentations, Michio succeeds in inspiring interest in scientific discoveries. With his witty, captivating stories of first-hand scientific research to his invaluable knowledge, this speaker is a true pleasure witness present live. Michio is suitable for both business conferences and academic events of all demographics, due to his adaptable presenting style.