Dr. Michio Kaku
Theoretical physicist, bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker, renowned futurist, and popularizer of science, City University of New York
Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the world's most recognized scientists. He has 3 million fans on Facebook, and half a million fans follow him on Twitter. He has written three NY Times Best Sellers: The Physics of the Impossible, the Physics of the Future, and the Future of the Mind, which hit number #1 on the NY Times Best seller list. He has two goals in life: The first is to complete Einstein's dream of a theory of everything, which can unify all physical laws into a single theory. He is the cofounder of string field theory. String theory is the leading candidate for this "theory of everything." The second goal is to predict how science will revolutionize the future.
He appears regularly as the science correspondent on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, the Larry King Show, David Letterman show, The Conan Obrian Show, The Stephen Colbert Report, the Daily Show, 60 Minutes. He has hosted a number of science series for BBC - TV, The Discovery Channel, and Science Channel.
He hosts a weekly national radio science show that airs in over 100 cities across the US, which is the largest science radio show on commercial radio in the US.
He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek Magazine, Time Magazine, Scientific American, Astronomy Magazine, and many other national publications.
NY Magazine voted him as one of the 100 smartest people in New York.
09:30-13:00 7 November
Opening Programme: Welcoming Ceremony, Opening Plenary 'Science for Peace', Inauguration