Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Noted physicist to deliver keynote

Theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku to deliver NIWeek 2010 keynote

National Instruments has announced that Dr. Michio Kaku, best-selling author and professor at City College of New York, will deliver the closing keynote address at NIWeek 2010, the world’s largest graphical system design conference and exhibition scheduled for Aug. 3–5 in Austin, Texas.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Michio Kaku to NIWeek as this year’s guest keynote speaker,” said Ray Almgren, Vice President of Software and Education at National Instruments. “Dr. Kaku’s expert insight on future technologies is especially beneficial to the thousands of NIWeek attendees who are continually innovating and pushing the boundaries of science and engineering.”

In addition to his Henry Semat Professorship in theoretical physics at City College of New York, Dr. Kaku is an author of several best-sellers, including “Hyperspace,” “Visions” and “Physics of the Impossible,” and host of the national radio program, “Explorations in Science.” He has also hosted numerous documentaries for the Discovery Channel, Science Channel and the BBC about the future of science. Additionally, his doctorate-level textbooks are required readings at some of the world’s leading physics laboratories. Prior to his current position, Dr. Kaku held a lectureship at Harvard University and a visiting professor position at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Dr. Kaku received a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard University and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Kaku co-founded string field theory, a branch of string theory that summarises the five string theories into one equation. Dr. Kaku also continues to search for Einstein’s “theory of everything” that unifies the four fundamental forces of the universe. In addition, Dr. Kaku has interviewed more than 300 scientists to decipher the most accurate prediction of what the next 20 years of science holds.

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