Michio Kaku

Semat Professor

Main Affiliation



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Michio Kaku


1984 - present   Professor
1978-1984         Associate Professor
1976                   Tenure
1973-1978         Assistant Professor, Physics Department, The City College of New York

1972-73 Lecturer (Post-doctorate) Princeton University
1970-72 Research Assistant, Univ. of California, Berkeley


B.A., Harvard Univ.
Ph.D., Univ. of California (Berkeley)

Courses Taught

General Physics
Mathematical Methods
Physics of Science Fiction

Research Interests

Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and popularizer of science. He's the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and continues Einstein's search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory. 



Google Scholar

Future of the Mind (Doubleday Publishers) to appear in February, 2014.

Cover of Newsweek Magazine Feb. 22, 2013: "Will and asteroid destroy earth?"

Introduction to Superstrings (Springer-Verlag publishers) On-line Version, 2012.
Strings, Conformal Fields, and Topology (Springer-Verlag publishers) On-line version, 2012

Kaku, M Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, Doubleday, New York, USA (2011).
CCNY Authors assigned: Kaku, M

Kaku, Michio Russia Takes Aim at Asteroids, Wall Street Journal, op-ed, Jan 5 (2010).
CCNY Authors assigned: Kaku M

Kaku, M. Amazing Light (Chao R.; et al ed.), Cambridge University Press, (2007).
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