Michio Kaku

American theoretical physicist, futurist and author

Dr. Michio Kaku (Japanese: ミチオ カク, 加来 道雄) (born 24 January 1947) is a Japanese-American futurist, theoretical physicist and a performer on the Science Channel, particularly for Sci-Fi Science.[1] He is known as a "sci-fi fan" on the SC.[2][3]

Michio Kaku
Michio Kaku Presentation.jpg
Born (1947-01-24) January 24, 1947 (age 75)
Known forString theory
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical physics

Early life and EducationEdit

Kaku was born on January 24, 1947 in San Jose, California to Japanese parents. As a child, he took judo lessons.[4] When he grew older, he graduated from college with a summa cum laude degree.[5]


Kaku is famous for his major field, theoretical physics.[6] Sci-fi is another field Michio studied.[7] Some episodes of Sci-Fi Science, for instance, ponder alien invasion of the planet, or a new solar system. The string theory is another topic that Kaku studied.[8]

He has also studied the future.[9] Futurists like Kaku often use PPPW to evaluate the future. The "three Ps and one W" represent, to futurists, "plausible", "possible", and "preferable". The "W" stands for "wildcard"(random) events.[10]

A science populariser, or a populariser of science, is one who captures the scientific method and accuracy to preserve the language in the name of science.[11] Michio Kaku wrote several books including Physics of the Impossible and Hyperspace, Beyond Einstein, and Parallel Worlds.[12]


  1. Kaku's Renownment on SC.
  2. Kaku on the SC. Retrieved 4-16-10.
  3. https://press.discovery.com/us/sci/talent/kaku-michio/
  4. "Sci Fi Science: Judo: Earths Last Hope : Video : Science Channel". Archived from the original on 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  5. Kaku's Education. Retrieved 5-5-10.
  6. Kaku as Theoretical Physicist. Retrieved June 8, 2008.
  7. Michio's involvement in Sci-fi, Dr. Michio Kaku Discovery.
  8. Kaku Research of String Theory. Science Channel: Space, Technology, Engineering, Earth Science
  9. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/4H5jwpd8x39RG45r1BYY4Pt/dr-michio-kaku
  10. What is the "PPPW" (3PW) system. Retrieved 5-7-07.
  11. Notable Science Popularizers, Living. Retrieved 10-12-09.
  12. Notable Books by Michio Kaku. Retrieved 12-13-07.

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