Frontier Forum Kicks Off with Futurist
Physicist Michio Kaku, a Discovery Channel contributor, will be speaking at MOSI Sept. 26 as part of the lecture series.
By Marina Golden
Special to USF News
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2012) -- He’s a futurist, physicist and television personality. He’s Michio Kaku, and he will be speaking near the University of South Florida at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
The event, which is part of the Frontier Forum lecture series, will be held at the MOSI Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. There will be a book signing following the event.
Kaku’s latest book, “Physics of the Future,” gives readers a stunning vision of what our world could look like in 2100. He estimates that people will control computers via tiny brain sensors and be able to move objects around with the power of their minds.
Kaku is one of the most widely recognized scientists in the world today. The New York Times Best Selling Author graduated from Harvard University in 1968 and received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California Berkley in 1972. Currently, Kaku is attempting to complete Einstein’s unified field theory.
He is an expert in predicting trends that affect business, commerce and finance based on the latest research in science and currently holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at The City University in New York. Kaku currently appears on the Discovery Channel’s “How the Universe Works.”
The Frontier Forum is presented by the USF Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Faculty and sponsored by the USF Office of the Provost, USF College of Arts and Sciences and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.