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.



Historic National Study To Reconnect With Tyner High Classes Of 1960-1963

In 1960, the students of Tyner High School became part of a landmark study called Project Talent. The study included more than 400,000 teenagers from all walks of life and presented a snapshot of a generation coming of age on the cusp of a new era. It was the most comprehensive study of American high school students ever conducted. This week, 58 years since the original study ... (click for more)

Baylor Receives CASE Circle Of Excellence Award

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education announced that Baylor School is among the winners of its 2018 Circle of Excellence awards.  The school's fundraising video, "Forever Forward:  The Campaign for Baylor School," was selected for a gold award in the long video category.  The winning entry was created to kick off the public phase of the school's ... (click for more)

Woman, 20, Killed While Trying To Cross Highway 153 Early Sunday Morning

A woman, 20, was killed early Sunday morning while trying to cross Highway 153. The victim was identified as Ansleigh Kaylyn Harrison. At approximately 1:28 a.m. , Chattanooga Police officers responded to a pedestrian struck at 5256 Highway 153. A Toyota Sequoia driven by 31-year-old Asher Powers was traveling north on Highway 153 in the inside lane. The pedestrian ... (click for more)

8 People Rescued From Boat After Sudden Storm Causes It To Begin To Sink

Eight people who were on a boat in Hamilton County that began taking on water during a storm had to be rescued on Sunday. It happened just before 6 p.m. when a fast-moving storm hit. The TWRA said a towboat was nearby and helped with the rescue after the boat began taking on water. All those on the boat got off safely. (click for more)

John Porter Franklin, Sr.: A Community Gem

In 2016, It was   my honor to have been chosen to recognize African American History Month at the February HCDE board meeting.   Throughout my life, I’ve been taught and exposed to African American history both nationally and locally. In reflecting on what to share, I thought about all that was going on in our community and more importantly in our educational community ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Claude And "Mr. John"

There are some who believe this last week has been a devastating one for our community, losing two of our most beloved “builders” within three days of one another. Claude Ramsey, who spent over 40 years in public service and because of the type man he was never lost a political race, died on Monday after a hard fight with illness at the end. On Thursday we lost “Mr. John” Franklin, ... (click for more)