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Kaku to open Distinguished Speakers Series

Published September 19, 2013

Popular author and physicist Michio Kaku will kick off the 2013-14 edition of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series with a talk at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 in Alumni Arena, North Campus.

Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, Kaku is co-founder of string field theory and continues Einstein’s search for a “Theory of Everything” that will unify the four fundamental forces of the universe.

He is the author of the best-selling books “Physics of the Future,” “Physics of the Impossible,” “Parallel Worlds” and “Einstein’s Cosmos.” He has appeared on television (Discovery, BBC, ABC, Science Channel and CNN, to name a few); written for popular science publications like Discover, Wired and New Scientist; been featured in documentaries like “Me & Isaac Newton”; and hosted many of his own shows, including BBC’s “Time” series.

Kaku also hosts the weekly radio programs “Science Fantastic” and “Explorations in Science,” both heard on stations across the country.

In addition, he is the author of several college-level textbooks and has had more than 70 articles published in physics journals, covering such topics as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry and hadronic physics.

Kaku is the Graduate Student Choice Speaker.

Tickets for the lecture range from $16 to $28. Contributing series sponsors United University Professions (UUP) and TIAA-CREF, along with the UB Alumni Association and the UB Office of Donor Relations, are offering discount vouchers that provide significant cost savings on ticket purchases.

For more information, visit the DSS website.