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Michio Kaku makes physics interesting

February 13, 2008

Back in the day, when the world was a good place to live, and we had shows like The Screen Savers on TechTV, I was introduced to Michio Kaku.  Kaku was the first person to really introduce me to physics, and show how awesome a field it is.  It’s a shame really, because I had an outstanding teacher in high school, Mr. Reeves, who also taught physics.  I thought it was just a bunch of math, and therefore, not my thing.  In a way it is, but Kaku showed how variant, interesting, and exciting that math could be.

So, why talk about him now?  Well, I happened to catch a min-documentary on Stephen Hawking the other day, and Kaku was one of the people interviewed.  I would love to take some courses with Kaku as the instructor, and I want to read at least one of his books.

Here are some videos from the now defunct TechTV.   The first is a session on The Screen Savers on which he was a guest numerous times, and he’s discussing AI.  The four videos after that are Kaku talking about his life and his quest for the one-inch equation that explains everything through string theory.  As he said, “The mind of God is music resonating through ten-dimensional hyperspace.”  That makes much more sense if you watch he videos.

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