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Barrick Lecture Series Welcomes Michio Kaku for “The Future of the Mind” Jan. 29

Kaku — a best-selling author, physicist and futurist — is one of world’s most recognized figures in science; tickets are free.
Arts & Culture  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  By UNLV Media Relations
Media Contact: UNLV Office of Media Relations (702) 895-3102; mediarelations@unlv.edu
Michio Kaku

Theoretical phycisist and best-selling author Michio Kaku will present "The Future of the Mind" as part of the UNLV Barrick Lecture Series Jan. 29. (Courtesy image)

What

UNLV welcomes internationally acclaimed author and physicist Michio Kaku for “The Future of the Mind,” the latest installment of the Barrick Lecture Series

When

Monday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Where

Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV main campus
Near Maryland Parkway and Cottage Grove Avenue

Details

The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and internationally renowned speakers through a generous grant from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick.

Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. A futurist, theoretical physicist, and acclaimed author, Kaku is an internationally recognized authority on Einstein’s unified field theory, which he is attempting to complete. His goal is the complete Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything,” to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He also works to predict trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on the latest research in science.

Kaku is the author of two New York Times best sellers, Physics of the Future and Physics of the Impossible. Other books include Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century. For Physics of the Future, he interviewed 300 of the world’s top scientists, many of them Nobel Laureates and directors of the largest scientific laboratories, about their vision for the next 20 to 100 years in computers, robotics, biotechnology, and space travel. Physics of the Impossible was the number one science book in the United States.

Kaku also does considerable public speaking on international radio and TV. He has appeared on the Larry King Show, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, BBC, PBS’s Nova and Innovation, and many more. In 2006, he hosted a four-part series for BBC World on the nature of time, called Time.

He also hosts his own national weekly radio program, which airs in 130 cities in the U.S., called Science Fantastic. It is the largest nationally syndicated science radio show on commercial radio in the United States.

Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He graduated from Harvard University in 1968 and earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Calif. at Berkeley in 1972.

Tickets

The lecture is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets are limited to two per person and can be obtained from the Performing Arts Center box office beginning 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13.

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) box office is located off of Cottage Grove Avenue at S. Maryland Parkway. Contact the PAC box office at (702) 895-ARTS (2787).