Michio Kaku

Theoretical Physicist, Bestselling Author, Acclaimed Public Speaker, Renowned Futurist

Dr. Michio Kaku is a top scientific keynote speaker,  best-selling author, and one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. He has also appeared in a number of major science specials. In 2006, he hosted a four-part series for BBC-TV and BBC World on the nature of time, called Time. In the winter of 2007, he hosted a 3 part, 3 hour Discovery–TV series about the next 50 years, called 2057.

  • Michio Kaku`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Michio Kaku`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $40,001 - $50,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New York, USA

  • Michio Kaku`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Michio Kaku`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $40,001 - $50,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New York, USA

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How AI and High Tech Will Conquer the Coronavirus

AI excels at processing vast amounts of raw data, and then finding unexpected correlations and causes. This will allow scientists to eventually defeat the virus.  Currently, the virus is always about 2 weeks to 1 month ahead of hospitals, hence ...

AI excels at processing vast amounts of raw data, and then finding
unexpected correlations and causes. This will allow scientists to eventually
defeat the virus.  Currently, the virus is always about 2 weeks to 1 month ahead of hospitals, hence hundreds of thousands have needlessly died. Hospitals are constantly playing catch-up to the virus, with grim results.
But AI can allow scientists to:
** spot outbreaks in real-time, by tracking spikes in thousands of thermometers connected to the internet, giving scientists the ability to see hotspots as they form. Using AI, one can stop emerging hot spots
on the entire planet, preventing tens of thousands of needless deaths before they occur.
** Google searches for tell-tale words (e.g. fever, can’t breath, cough) can be detected
by AI by scanning the entire internet, to detect hotspots in real time of unusual or anomalous word searches.
** Facebook allows scientists to track superspreaders by tracing their network of friends and associates. Superspreaders, scientists now realize, are one of the main ways that the virus spreads.This can eliminate the time-consuming and inaccurate work done by contact tracers, who are often understaffed and ill-trained.
** Cell phone data can be used to track movements of millions of people, to
see who is practicing social distancing, and to see where people are migrating to.
One can then anticipate where entire populations are failing to heed warnings by scientists.
** Drones can be used to rapidly detect fevers in huge sports stadiums, concerts, parks, and beaches,  with thousands of people, by using infrared sensors.
Furthermore, high tech has allowed scientists to map the genetic and molecular basis of the virus, giving us new ways to attack the virus as it multiplies.
Scientists can:
** develop new therapeutics which stop the virus from multiplying by identifying its choke points
when it reproduces. New drugs and therapies like convalescent antibodies, remdesivir, and dexamathasone are already saving the lives of thousands of people.
** track mutations among the 30 known varieties of covid 19, which is used to track the migration and evolution of the virus.
** create vaccines at an unprecedented rate, using RNA genomics, for billions of people.
Even if vaccines are only partially effective, scientists are amassing a stockpile of
new drugs and medicines which can attack the virus as it multiplies at the genetic and molecular level.
With advances in biotechnology, in the future, tiny super sensors will be distributed throughout the world, constantly detecting the presence of new viruses in real-time as they emerge. Within minutes, one may be able to see who is testing positive
for the virus at airports, restaurants, and stadiums where large numbers of people congregate. This may help to revive entire industries, which today are near collapse.
(Today, we tolerate the frustrating delays at airports caused by X-rays of our luggage, because we know the danger of a bomb. Tomorrow, we will tolerate the extra minutes taken at the airport to test for the virus, because we know the alternative.)

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Physics of the Future

In this talk based on his newest book, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, speaker Michio Kaku offers a stunning and provocative vision of the future. Based on interviews with over 300 of the world’s top ...

In this talk based on his newest book, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, speaker Michio Kaku offers a stunning and provocative vision of the future. Based on interviews with over 300 of the world’s top scientists, Kaku presents the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, energy, quantum physics, and space travel that will change our lives and alter the course of civilization itself.

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The Future of the Mind

In this talk based on his newest book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, Dr. Kaku illustrates the stunning breakthroughs being made in neuroscience, which are finally beginning to unravel the mysteries of the most ...

In this talk based on his newest book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, Dr. Kaku illustrates the stunning breakthroughs being made in neuroscience, which are finally beginning to unravel the mysteries of the most complex object in the known universe: the human brain. Dr. Kaku takes audiences on a grand tour of what the future might hold, explaining how the brain functions and how technologies will change our daily lives. He will present a radically new way to think about “consciousness” and provide fresh insights into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness. Learn how what was once solely thought of as science fiction has become a startling reality.

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About Keynote Speaker Michio Kaku

Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. He is an internationally recognized authority in two areas. The first is Einstein’s unified field theory, which Dr. Kaku is attempting to complete. The other is to predict trends affecting business, medicine, finance, and our way of life, based on the latest research in science.

He has written four NY Times Best Sellers. His book, The Future of the Mind, hit #1 on the NY Times, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble Best Sellers List, making it the #1 hardcover, non-fiction book in the country. His latest NY Times best seller, The Future of Humanity, was chosen as one of the best science books of 2018 by Amazon.

He appears regular on national and international TV, and hosts numerous science TV specials for BBC-TV, the Discovery Channel, etc.  He is a science contributor for CBS-TV This Morning. His weekly radio show is syndicated to 100 radio stations around the country.

His Facebook site has over 3 million fans, and over 680,000 people regularly receive his tweets. In a typical month, 5 million people read his tweets.

Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City Univ. of New York. He has taught at CCNY for the past 45 years. He graduated from Harvard University in 1968 (summa cum laude and 1st in his physics class). He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley in 1972. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton as well. His goal is the complete Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything,” to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He is the co-founder of string theory, a major branch of string theory, which is the leading candidate today for the theory of everything. His Ph.D. level textbooks are required reading at many of the world’s leading physics laboratories.

He is the author of several international best-sellers. Besides The Future of the Mind, his other New York Times best-sellers include: Physics of the Future, and Physics of the Impossible. Other books include Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century. For Physics of the Future, he interviewed 300 of the world’s top scientists, many of them Nobel Laureates and directors of the largest scientific laboratories, about their vision for the next 20 to 100 years in computers, robotics, biotechnology, space travel, etc. These are the scientists who are inventing the future in their laboratories. The Physics of the Future gives the most authoritative and most authentic understanding of the world of the future. Physics of the Future was also chosen by Amazon as one of the Top 100 Books of 2011.

His book, Parallel Worlds, about the latest in cosmology, which was a finalist for the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction in the UK, and also a finalist for the Aventist science book award.

His other NY Times best seller, Physics of the Impossible, earned glowing reviews from the LA Times, New Scientist Magazine, Guardian Newspaper (UK) and many, many more. It was also the number 1 science book in the United States.

His latest book is The Future of the Mind, which details the stunning breakthroughs being made in neuroscience, which are finally beginning to unravel the mysteries of the most complex object in the known universe, the human brain. Recent scientific advances in brain-machine interface have made possible a form of telepathy, telekinesis, recording and uploading memories, and even photographing thoughts.

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Dr. Kaku also does considerable public speaking on international radio and TV. He has appeared on the Larry King Show, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, CNN-Financial, ABC-TV News, Fox News, BBC-TV, BBC-Radio, PBS’s Nova and Innovation, Tech-TV.

He has also appeared on the David Letterman Show, the Colbert Report, the  Conan O’Brian show, HBO’s Bill Maher Show, and has appeared on numerous science specials

, including PBS’s Steven Hawking’s Universe, Science Odyssey, and Einstein Revealed,  the BBC’s Future Fantastic, Parallel Universes, Copenhagen, Channel 4’s The Big G: the story of gravity, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel’s Exodus Earth, A and E, the History Channel’s Universe series and biography of Einstein, and many science documentaries.

He was featured in the full-length, 90 minute feature film, Me and Isaac Newton, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2001. He was profiled in Tech-TV’s Big Thinkers series and is a regular commentator on that cable network. He has spoken on over 500 radio stations around the country.

He has also appeared in a number of major science specials. In 2006, he hosted a four part, four part series for BBC-TV and BBC World on the nature of time, called Time.  In winter of 2007, he hosted a 3 part, 3 hour Discovery–TV series about the next 50 years, called 2057.  He has also hosted a new 3 part, 3 hour documentary, for BBC-TV about the future of science, called Visions of the Future.  It aired in the UK in the fall of 2007, and received glowing reviews from the London newspapers, including the Times, Daily Telegraph, and Guardian. It also received some of the highest ratings for BBC4.

In Jan. 2009, he signed a contract with the Science Channel to host a 12 part science series based on his best-seller, Physics of the Impossible. The series aired in Dec. 1, 2009. In the agreement, the Science Channel also asked Dr. Kaku to be the public face of the Science Channel. He also appears regularly of Fox News.

His book, Physics of the Future, became the basis of a 6 hour TV special on the Science Channel called Futurescape.

He also hosts his own national weekly radio program which airs in 100 cities in the US and also the KU national satellite band and internet, called Science Fantastic. It is the largest nationally syndicated science radio show on commercial radio in the United States, and perhaps the world.

He has also written for Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, New Scientist Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, Wired Magazine, and been quoted in Scientific American, the N.Y. Times, the Washington Post, the London Daily Telegraph, the London Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wired Magazine, and Fast Magazine. He has written cover articles for New Scientist magazine, Astronomy magazine, and the Sunday London Times.

He has written several op-ed pieces for the Wall Street Journal, as well as the Boston Globe.

Testimonials

We just LOVED Dr. Kaku – we had about 1000 students waiting to get into a 650 seat venue. We had no clue that he would be that popular or that his presentation would engage the imagination of those with varying degrees of science interest. He was gracious under the flood of students and adjustments to our reception venue. We would definitely recommend him. Thank you again.

SEC Student Affairs Administrator, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Overall the speech was a huge hit. Tremendous response and people just loved Dr. Kaku. For everybody he was really a breath of fresh air.

- PayPal

 

Michio Kaku was superb! We had an estimated 600 for the lecture, with another 200 viewing it online. We were more than pleased… The program went extremely well. I’ve only received positive feedback.

- University of Rhode Island

 

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