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Date of Birth: 1947 , January-24
Birth Nation: United States
Name Michio Kaku
Birth Name Michio Kaku
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Jose, California, United States
Ethnicity Asian-American
Profession Physicist, Author, Lecturer
Working For City College of New York
Net Worth $5 million
Famous for Books and science
Married Yes
Married to Shizue Kaku
Children 2
Divorce No
Education Harvard University and University of California
Awards Klopsteg Memorial Award 2008
Movies Borders, Synthetic Pleasures, Parallel Universes, Hawking
TV Show ABC News "UFOs: Seeing is Believing", Alien Planet, HARDtalk Extra
Books Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Quick Timeline of Michio Kaku

1947 Born in San Jose, California United States
1968 Graduated from Harvard University
1972 Received the Phd University of California, Berkeley
2006 Began his broadcasting career Science Fantastic
2008 Wrote a Book Physics of the Impossible
1999 Appeared in the film Me & Isaac Newton
2007 Hosted Discovery Channel 2057
2016 Appeared in a TV commercial TurboTax
2008 Hosted three-hour BBC-TV documentary
2006 Appeared as a presenter in the Time

Detail Timeline of Michio Kaku

January 24 , 1947

Born in San Jose, California United States

Michio Kaku was born in  San Jose, California on January 24, 1947. He is the son of Japanese American parents. His father, born in California and educated in both Japan and the United States. Both his parents were interned at the Tule Lake War Relocation Center during World War II.

 

 

1968

Graduated from Harvard University

 Michio Kaku completed his graduation in summa cum laude from Harvard University in the year 1968 and there he was first in his physics class.Michio Kaku was awarded the Hertz Engineering Scholarship before attending Harvard University.

1972

Received the Phd University of California, Berkeley

Michio attended the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, and received a PhD in 1972, and that same year held a lectureship at Princeton University. Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

 

 

2006

Began his broadcasting career Science Fantastic

In April 2006, Kaku began broadcasting Science Fantastic on 90 commercial radio stations in the United States. It is syndicated by Talk Radio Network and now reaches 130 radio stations and America's Talk on XM and remains the only nationally syndicated science radio program. 

2008

Wrote a Book Physics of the Impossible

He has written  Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel in 2008. It is a book by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. Kaku uses discussion of speculative technologies to introduce topics of fundamental physics to the reader.

1999

Appeared in the film Me & Isaac Newton

In 1999, Kaku was one of the scientists profiled in the feature-length film Me & Isaac Newton, directed by Michael Apted. It played theatrically in the United States, was later broadcast on national TV, and won several film awards.

2007

Hosted Discovery Channel 2057

In  2007, Kaku hosted the Discovery Channel series 2057. This three-hour program discussed how medicine, the city, and energy could change over the next 50 years.  The show takes the form of a docu-drama with three separate episodes, each having informative stories ingrained into the plot. 

2016

Appeared in a TV commercial TurboTax

In 2016, Kaku appeared in a TV commercial for "TurboTax". TurboTax is an American tax preparation software package developed by Michael A. TurboTax for the Mac was originally named MacinTax, and was developed by SoftView.  SoftView was in turn purchased by ChipSoft.

2008

Hosted three-hour BBC-TV documentary

In 2008, Kaku hosted the three-hour BBC-TV documentary "Visions of the Future". It is a 2007 documentary television series aired on the BBC Four television channel. The series stars theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku as he documents cutting edge science.

2006

Appeared as a presenter in the Time

In February 2006, Kaku appeared as presenter in the BBC-TV four-part documentary "Time" which seeks to explore the mysterious nature of time. It is a 2006 documentary television series first broadcast on BBC Four in the United Kingdom. 

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An American theoretical physicist, futurist, Michio Kaku was born on January 24, 1947, in San Jose, California, to Japanese American parents. Michio holds an American nationality while having an ethnic background of Asian descent. 

Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, which was also the study place for high-profile celebrities such as Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Mark Zuckerburg, in 1968. Then he attended the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, and received a P.h.D in 1972, and that same year held a lectureship at Princeton University.

Michio Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory) and continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory.

As far as his career goes, Michio Kaku started his career via the army during the Vietnam War. After completing his basic training schedules at the Fort Benning, Georgia and also finished advanced infantry training at Fort Lewis, Washington. However, he couldn't be deployed as an infantryman. 

In April 2006, Kaku began broadcasting Science Fantastic on 90 commercial radio stations in the United States. It is syndicated by Talk Radio Network and now reaches 130 radio stations and America's Talk on XM and remains the only nationality syndicated science radio program. 

Michio Kaku has written a number of books and also appeared on many TV programs as well as films. The author has written books such as Physics of Impossible: A Scientific Exploration in the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

Apart from that, he has also written books coinciding with the science faculty, physics part to be exact. One of his latest books was released in 2018, The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth

In 1999, Hollywood saw the entry of the physicist where he appeared in the movie, Me and Isaac Newton. Later, he was also a part of other movies and shows such as Hawking, The Screen Savers, Last Days on Earth, and more recently, on The Principle

Similarly, in 2007, Michio Kaku hosted a show called 2057 in the Discovery Channel which discussed how medicine, the city, and the energy could change over the next 50 years. Similarly, a year later, he was also seen in a three hour BBC TV documentary, Visions of the Future

Regarding his personal life, at age 71, Michio Kaku is a happily married man. His wife's name is Shizue Kaku and they are parents to two daughters named Michelle and Alyson Kaku.  

The exact figure of his total net worth and salary is unknown however, it has been estimated that Michio Kaku has around $5 million of net worth as opposed to a net worth of over $20 million of the famed late scientist Stephen Hawking