Physics of the Impossible with Dr. Michio Kaku (Podcast)
Date: March 29, 2008
Invisibility, teleportation, mind reading—the stuff of science fiction, right? Yet much of today’s technology was once considered impossible. Given enough time, couldn’t incredible ideas like these also become commonplace? In this unique presentation, author and physicist Dr. Michio Kaku brings to life the science behind parallel universes and other fantastic phenomena. He’ll discuss the role of nanotechnology in learning to simulate invisibility, explain why NASA envisions sending “nanoships” to the stars, and reveal how nanoscience may provide an escape from the death of the universe itself. Following the presentation, Dr. Kaku will be available to sign copies of his latest book, Physics of the Impossible (on sale at the Exploratorium Store). Dr. Michio Kaku is the best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel, Parallel Worlds, and Hyperspace. He holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York and hosts the weekly radio programs Science Fantastic and Explorations in Science. The co-founder of string field theory, Dr. Kaku “continues Einstein's search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory.”
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