Dr. Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist, professor and one of the world’s foremost futurists, will be joining Tampa Theatre on Thursday, April 4 as part of our 2019 LIMELIGHT series.
Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. He is an internationally lauded authority in Einstein’s unified field theory, which Dr. Kaku is attempting to complete, and an expert at the prediction trends affecting business, medicine, finance, and our way of life, based on the latest research in science.
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. It 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. Dr. Kaku appears regularly on national and international TV, and hosts numerous science TV and radio programs.
One of the most popular and recognizable faces in advanced science today, his Facebook site has over 3 million fans, and over 600,000 people regularly receive his tweets. Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City Univ. of New York. 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, and been a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years.
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, Einstein Revealed, the BBC’s Future Fantastic, Parallel Universes, the History Channel’s Universe series and biography of Einstein, and many science documentaries. 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 written for Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, New Scientist Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, Wired Magazine, and been quoted in Scientific American, the NY 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.
LIMELIGHT series subscriptions are available as a five-event ticket bundle for $375 / $325 / $275 at the Franklin Street Box Office and online at TampaTheatre.org for $398.25 / $346.50 / $294.75 total, including fees. A select number of Platinum packages are also available for $625 at the Box Office or $657 online, which include premium show seating and a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar from 5:00-6:30pm each event night.