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Michio Kaku was born January 24, 1947 in San Jose California. Kaku attended Cubberley High School in Palo Alto in the early 1960s and played first board on their chess team. At the National Science Fair in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he attracted the attention of physicist Edward Teller, who took Kaku mostrar mais as a protégé, awarding him the Hertz Engineering Scholarship. Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a B.S. degree in 1968 and was first in his physics class. He attended the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph.D. in 1972 and held a lectureship at Princeton University in 1973. During the Vietnam War, Kaku completed his U.S. Army basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia and his advanced infantry training at Fort Lewis, Washington. Kaku currently holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics and a joint appointment at City College of New York, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he has lectured for more than 30 years. He is engaged in defining the "Theory of Everything", which seeks to unify the four fundamental forces of the universe: the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, gravity and electromagnetism. He was a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and New York University. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and American Men and Women of Science. He has published research articles on string theory from 1969 to 2000. In 1974, along with Prof. K. Kikkawa, he wrote the first paper on string field theory, now a major branch of string theory, which summarizes each of the five string theories into a single equation. In addition to his work on string field theory, he also authored some of the first papers on multi-loop amplitudes in string theory. Kaku is the author of several doctoral textbooks on string theory and quantum field theory and has published 170 articles in journals covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. He is also author of the popular science books: Visions, Hyperspace, Einstein's Cosmos, Parallel Worlds, The Future of the Mind, and The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Michio Kaku giving a talk at Campus Party Brasil on February 11th 2012 Foto: Cristiano Sant´Anna/indicefoto.com for campuspartybrasil

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The Best American Science Writing 2012 (2012) — Editor — 90 exemplares

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Kaku has an ambitious view of the future, but he shows due diligence in pointing out challenges we still have to overcome. Overall he ends on a promising note of hope for humanity.
 
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Bookladycma | 30 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
This was an interesting look at the places where science fiction and science fact intersect, and how that horizon is always changing. It's written in a very personable style, and you don't have to know any physics to get what Kaku is talking about. Altogether worth the read.
 
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Bookladycma | 51 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
Parte bene, ma poi vira verso la fantascienza di bassa lega

La data originale di pubblicazione di questo libro è il 2003: sappiate dunque che non potrete trovare le "ultime notizie" sulla cosmologia, come per esempio la rilevazione di onde gravitazionali. (Non che mi pare ci sia stato molto altro: occhei, il bosone di Higgs, ma Kaku lo dava già praticamente per scontato). Kaku è siouramente innamorato della sua materia, e lo si vede quando racconta le cose. La prima parte del libro è ottima per avere uno sguardo globale sulle varie facce della cosmologia. Poi però nella seconda parte comincia a esagerare con la teoria - anzi LE teorie - delle stringhe, che per fortuna hanno perso l'appeal che avevano al tempo. La terza parte sugli universi paralleli è proprio a livello di romanzetto di fantascienza, e si può tranquillamente saltare. Non aspettatevi insomma troppo.

Qualche caduta nella traduzione di Andrea Migliori, con un "piuttosto" alla milanese e le decades che diventano secoli.
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.mau. | 21 outras críticas | Feb 11, 2024 |
Hope he's right, but the words "might" and "may" do a WHOLE LOT of heavy lifting here. Would like something a bit more in-depth, this just scratches the surface.
 
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