The Other Big Ideas of Dr. Michio Kaku

“The people that inspire me are the people that see science is about freedom, liberation, and ideas. Science creates awareness on the people who are not aware.” – Dr. Michi Kaku, a theoretical physicist, almost vibrates when trying to explain the importance of science to man kind. Check out the video.

Michio Kaku is theoretical physicist obsesed with the future and an evangelist of science. Kaku, also professor at The City College of New York also teaches at CUNY Graduate Center. After Authoring several books about physics and related topics, has become somewhat of a pop icon in main stream media, not uncommon for New York Times best seller authors, but quite rare on the matters of Physics of the Impossible (2008), Physics of the Future (2011), and The Future of the Mind (2014). Kaku has hosted several TV specials for the BBC, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and the Science Channel. Source: Wikipedia.org

 

What is The String Theory? By Edward Witten

Edward Witten tells us about string theory, and frames it as an attempt to make sense of all the phenomena we see in nature as one unified theory

“Edward Witten (/ˈwɪtən/; born August 26, 1951) is an American theoretical physicist and professor of mathematical physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Witten is a researcher in string theory, quantum gravity, supersymmetric quantum field theories, and other areas of mathematical physics.

In addition to his contributions to physics, Witten’s work has significantly impacted pure mathematics.  In 1990 he became the first and so far the only physicist to be awarded a Fields Medal by the International Mathematical Union. In 2004, Time magazine stated that Witten is widely thought to be the world’s smartest living theoretical physicist.” Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Witten

Sean M. Carroll

The universe does not care about you.

“Sean Michael Carroll (/ˈkærəl/; born October 5, 1966) is a cosmologist and physics professor specializing in dark energy and general relativity. He is a research professor in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He has been a contributor to the physics blog Cosmic Variance and has published in scientific journals and magazines such as NatureThe New York TimesSky & Telescope, and New Scientist.

He has appeared on the History Channel’s The Universe, Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole with Morgan FreemanCloser to Truth (broadcast on PBS),[2] and Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Carroll is the author of Spacetime And Geometry, a graduate-level textbook in general relativity, and has also recorded lectures for The Great Courses on cosmology, the physics of time, and the Higgs boson.[3] He is also the author of three popular books: one on the arrow of time entitled From Eternity to Here, one on the Higgs boson entitled The Particle at the End of the Universe, and one on science and philosophy entitled The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself.” Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_M._Carroll

“We are part of the Universe we can not stand outside of it in any way and the way that science got there is basically through realizing that human beings are not that smart, you are not Vulcans you are not Mr. Spock and you are not perfectly logical.” Sean M. Carroll