UNLV welcomes internationally well-known author and physicist Michio Kaku for “The Future of the Mind,” the most recent installment of the Barrick Lecture Series
Monday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV primary school
Near Maryland Parkway and Home Grove Avenue
The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and globally prominent speakers through a generous grant from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick.
Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science on the planet today. A futurist, theoretical phycisist, and acclaimed author, Kaku is a globally recognized authority on Einstein’s unified field theory, which he is trying to finish. His objective is the total Einstein’s dream of a “theory of whatever,” to obtain a formula, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He likewise works to forecast patterns affecting service, commerce, and financing based on the current research study in science.
Kaku is the author of 2 New york city Times best sellers, Physics of the Future and Physics of the Difficult. Other books include Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Reinvent the 21st Century. For Physics of the Future, he spoke with 300 of the world’s top researchers, much of them Nobel Laureates and directors of the biggest clinical laboratories, about their vision for the next 20 to 100 years in computer systems, robotics, biotechnology, and space travel. Physics of the Difficult was the number one science book in the United States.
Kaku likewise does considerable public speaking on international radio and TELEVISION. He has actually appeared on the Larry King Program, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Excellent Morning America, CNN, Fox News, BBC, PBS’s Nova and Innovation, and a lot more. In 2006, he hosted a four-part series for BBC World on the nature of time, called Time.
He also hosts his own national weekly radio program, which airs in 130 cities in the U.S., called Science Fantastic. It is the largest nationally syndicated science radio program on commercial radio in the United States.
Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He finished from Harvard University in 1968 and earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Calif. at Berkeley in 1972.
The lecture is complimentary and open to the general public however tickets are needed. Tickets are restricted to 2 per person and can be obtained from the Carrying out Arts Center box office beginning 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13.
The Performing Arts Center (PAC) ticket office is located off of Cottage Grove Avenue at S. Maryland Parkway. Contact the PAC box office at (702) 895-2787 or visit unlv.edu/pac/tickets.