Dr. Michio Kaku
Without a doubt, Michio Kaku is one of the most popular theoretical Physicists of the modern day. The Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics in the City College of New York of City University of New York, Kaku is a co-founder of string field theory, as well as a notable ‘communicator’ and ‘popularizer’ of science.
Born in San Jose, California, Kaku had a promising childhood. As a high school student, he developed an atom smasher as a science project, which brought him to the attention of Edward Teller. Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1968, graduating first in his physics class. In 1972, he received his Ph. D from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kaku is the author of several notable textbooks on string theory and quantum field theory. Additionally, he has written several books to popularize science, and has appeared on multiple programs on the History and Discovery Channels. A few of his science books are Physics of the Future, Physics of the Impossible, Hyperspace; among others. Additionally, Kaku is the host of a one-hour radio program Explorations.
Kaku is known most notably for his appearances in television and film, including features on The Universe, Visions of the Future, CNN, The Science Channel, and dozens more.
Plus, he has a sweet car.