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American theoretical physicist, futurist and author

Michio Kaku was born in San Jose, California in 1947. He received his BSc in physics from Harvard and earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Not a year later, Kaku could be found lecturing at Princeton. Kaku is currently Professor of Theoretical Physics in the City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center.

Kaku is a frequent contributor to media presentations of science and physics. His 2008 Physics of the Impossible was a New York Times bestseller, as was his Physics of the Future in 2011, and The Future of the Mind in 2014. His academic work in physics focuses on questions in quantum mechanics. He’s researched these issues at Princeton’s prestigious Institute for Advanced Studies as well as in his current role at the City College of New York. Notably, Kaku helped get word out on an historical radiation leak at Santa Susana Field Laboratory, where he was a graduate student when the incident occurred in 1979.

Kaku won the Klopsteg Memorial Award in 2008 for outstanding work in physics.

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According to Wikipedia, Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science . He is a professor of theoretical physics in the City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center. Kaku is the author of several books about physics and related topics and has made frequent appearances on radio, television, and film. He is also a regular contributor to his own blog, as well as other popular media outlets. For his efforts to bridge science and science fiction, he is a 2021 Sir Arthur Clarke Lifetime Achievement Awardee.

- Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Introduction (1993) (271)
- Properties of Conformal Supergravity (1978) (234)
- Field theory of relativistic strings. I. Trees (1974) (191)
- Introduction to superstrings (1988) (182)
- Gauge theory of the conformal and superconformal group (1977) (171)
- Poincarésupergravity as broken superconformal gravity (1978) (147)
- Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension (1994) (147)
- Field theory of relativistic strings. II. Loops and Pomerons (1974) (130)
- Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory (1999) (124)
- Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 (2012) (104)
- Unified field theories with U(N) internal symmetries: G (1977) (99)
- Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century (1998) (79)
- Superconformal Unified Field Theory (1977) (78)
- Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe (1987) (56)
- Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory (2000) (52)
- The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (2014) (47)
- SUPERSYMMETRY AT HIGH TEMPERATURES (1978) (46)
- Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos (2004) (44)
- Physics of the Future (2011) (43)
- Unified Approach to Matter Coupling in Weyl and Einstein Supergravity (1978) (33)
- Ghost-free formulation of quantum gravity in the light-cone gauge (1975) (32)
- Strong-coupling approach to the quantization of conformal gravity (1983) (31)
- Locality in the gauge-covariant field theory of strings☆ (1985) (30)
- Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel (2008) (29)
- Lattice formulation of general relativity (1979) (28)
- The general multi-loop Veneziano amplitude☆ (1970) (28)
- Gauge field theory of covariant strings (1986) (28)
- Strings, conformal fields, and topology (1991) (28)
- Strings, Conformal Fields and Topology: An Introduction (1992) (23)
- Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time (2004) (22)
- Quantization of conformal gravity: Another approach to the renormalization of gravity (1982) (20)
- Why are there two BRST string field theories (1988) (16)
- Parallel Worlds: The Science of Alternative Universes and Our Future in the Cosmos (2006) (16)
- Frontiers in Quantum Field Theory (1996) (15)
- Visions: how science will revolutionise the 21st century and beyond , by Michio Kaku. Pp. 403. £18.99. 1998. ISBN 0 19 850086 6 (Oxford University Press). (1998) (13)
- Functional measure for quantum gravity (1977) (12)
- Superconformal gravity in Hamiltonian form: Another approach to the renormalization of gravitation (1983) (11)
- Field theory of spinning strings (1974) (10)
- Gauge fixing ambiguities, flux strings, and the unconstrained Yang-Mills theory (1979) (10)
- Gauge theory on a random supersymmetric lattice (1983) (9)
- Deriving the four-string and open-closed string interactions from geometric string field theory (1990) (8)
- Unitary Nonplanar Closed Loops (1970) (7)
- Anomalies in non-polynomial closed string field theory (1990) (7)
- UNITARIZATION OF THE DUAL RESONANCE AMPLITUDE I. PLANAR N-LOOP AMPLITUDE (1971) (7)
- DIVERGENCE OF THE N-LOOP PLANAR GRAPH IN THE DUAL-RESONANCE MODEL. (1971) (7)
- Non-polynomial closed string field theory: loops and conformal maps (1990) (6)
- UNITARIZATION OF THE DUAL-RESONANCE AMPLITUDE. II. THE NONPLANAR N-LOOP AMPLITUDE. (1971) (6)
- Effective potentials in different supergravities (1983) (6)
- Observations on the Gribov ambiguity in general relativity in the Coulomb gauge (1979) (5)
- Towards a Classification of Conformal Field Theories (1991) (5)
- Into the eleventh dimension (1997) (5)
- Nuclear power, both sides : the best arguments for and against the most controversial technology (1982) (5)
- Unitarization of the dual-resonance amplitude. iii. general rules for the orientable and nonorientable multiloop amplitudes (1971) (4)
- 2D Gravity and Matrix Models (2000) (4)
- The fissioning universe: Topological inflation and Kaluza-Klein cosmologies☆ (1986) (4)
- Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the Twenty-First Century (1998) (3)
- STRING FIELD THEORY (1987) (3)
- Linear Dependences and the Multiloop Veneziano Amplitude (1971) (3)
- Physics of the Future: The Inventions That Will Transform Our Lives (2012) (3)
- The Future of Humanity (2018) (2)
- Will we ever have a theory of everything (2006) (2)
- Geometric String Field Theory: Deriving String Theory from First Principles (1988) (2)
- Ultraviolet behavior of bosonic quantum membranes (2000) (2)
- Functional approach to dual quark models (1971) (2)
- Yang—Baxter Relation (2000) (2)
- INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD THEORY OF STRINGS (1985) (2)
- Toward a Classification of Conformal Field Theories (2000) (2)
- Are we becoming gods (2007) (2)
- Soliton "dictionary" for massive quantum electrodynamics (1975) (2)
- Conformal Field Theory and Kac-Moody Algebras (1999) (2)
- Recent developments in D = 2 string field theory (1994) (1)
- SU(4) and a new class of exact, time-dependent, classical solutions to gauge theories (1976) (1)
- How Unstable Are Fundamental Quantum Supermembranes (1996) (1)
- Highlights of Supersymmetry, Superstrings, and M-Theory (2003) (1)
- Divergence of the two-loop planar graph in the dual-resonance model (1971) (1)
- Geometric String Field Theory (1988) (1)
- SUPERGAUGE FIELD THEORY OF COVARIANT HETEROTIC STRINGS (1986) (1)
- Lattices Gravity and Supergravity (1981) (1)
- BRST Field Theory (1999) (0)
- Calabi-Yau Spaces and Orbifolds (1999) (0)
- Hyperspace and superstrings (2007) (0)
- Solitons, D-Branes, and Black Holes (1999) (0)
- Knot Theory and Quantum Groups (2000) (0)
- BPZ Bootstrap and Minimal Models (2000) (0)
- Physical Interpretation of the 26 dimensions of Bosonic String Theory (2001) (0)
- THEORY OF ELECTRON PLASMA OSCILLATION (1958) (0)
- Impossible physics: what is not forbidden is compulsory (2008) (0)
- Reading the Mind of God (2006) (0)
- Nambu—Goto Strings (1999) (0)
- Time-dependent generalizations of 't Hooft-type monopoles (1976) (0)
- Anomalies and the Atiyah-Singer Theorem (1999) (0)
- Path Integrals and Point Particles (1999) (0)
- Modular Invariance and the A—D—E Classification (2000) (0)
- Nonpolynomial String Field Theory (2000) (0)
- New developments in string field theory (1990) (0)
- Symmetries and String Field Theory in D=2 (1993) (0)
- Compactifications and BPS States (1999) (0)
- Light Cone Field Theory (1999) (0)
- M-Theory and Duality (2000) (0)
- FUN WITH STRINGS (1989) (0)
- WZW Model, Cosets, and Rational Conformal Field Theory (2000) (0)
- Never say never (2008) (0)
- Beyond the Planck Length (1991) (0)
- Recent developments in superconformal gravity (1979) (0)
- Multiloops and Teichmüller Spaces (1988) (0)
- Invisibility: A device that renders objects truly invisible maybe commonplace within the next few decades. (2008) (0)
- N=2 SUSY and Parafermions (2000) (0)
- Physics of the Future. Chapter I. Mind Over Matter (In Rusian) (2018) (0)
- Dual pion model with zero intercept and nine dimensions (1974) (0)
- New Technologies A ppl ie d to Product ion Syste ms (2017) (0)
- A Note on the Stability of Quantum Supermembranes (1996) (0)
- Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Field Theory:A Modern Introduction (1994) (0)
- Life and business in 2020 (2002) (0)
- Heterotic Strings and Compactification (1999) (0)
- D-Branes and CFT/ADS Duality (2000) (0)
- Behind Barbed Wire (1991) (0)
- Frontiers in quantum field theory. Proceedings. (1996) (0)
- The best American science writing 2012 (2009) (0)
- A device that makes things disappear may be closer than you think (2008) (0)
- Topological Field Theory (2000) (0)
- The power of staring (2005) (0)

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