Internationally-Acclaimed Theoretical Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku To Speak At Chattanooga State

Friday, January 10, 2014
Dr. Michio Kaku
Dr. Michio Kaku

Futurist, communicator, and popular figure for science, Dr. Michio Kaku will visit Chattanooga State Community College on Thursday, Jan. 23, with a unique presentation titled, “The Future of the Mind and Beyond.” This event is free and open to the public. Captioning will be provided for guests with hearing loss.


There will be a book signing from 4:30–5:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga State Augusta R. Kolwyck library and his public presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m. for Chattanooga State students with ID; doors open to the public at 6 p.m. The presentation will be held in the Health Fitness Center on the main campus at 4501 Amnicola Highway.


An acclaimed writer, Dr. Kaku has had more than 70 articles published in professional physics journals such as Physical Review. His topics include superstring theory, super-gravity, super-symmetry, and Hadron physics. Currently, he holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at City College of New York.


As the author of various popular science books, Dr. Kaku’s most recent book, The Future of the Mind, will be released in February 2014. According to a synopsis by Random House, the book provides, “an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics.”


Dr. Kaku serves as host of a weekly, one-hour radio program called Explorations dealing with general topics of science, war, peace and the environment. As the host of the only nationally syndicated science program on commercial radio, Science Fantastic, his program reaches 130 radio stations and focuses on what he defines as the future of science: “futurology.”


For more information about Dr. Michio Kaku’s appearance at Chattanooga State, email mary.knaff@chattanoogastate.eduu, visit http://bit.ly/pr-kaku, friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChattState, follow us on Twitter twitter.com/ChattStateCC or call 423 697-3371.


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