Kaku defines the show as dealing with the general topics of science, war, peace and the environment. Featured guests include Nobel laureates and top researchers in the fields of string theory, time travel, black holes, gene therapy, aging, space travel, artificial intelligence and SETI. When Kaku is busy filming for television, Science Fantastic goes on hiatus, sometimes for several months. Kaku is also a frequent guest on many programs, where he is outspoken in all areas and issues he considers of importance, such as the program Coast to Coast AM where, on November 30, , he reaffirmed his belief that the existence of extraterrestrial life is a certainty. Kaku has appeared on many mainstream talk shows, discussing popular fiction such as Back to the Future , Lost , and the theories behind the time travel these and other fictional entertainment focus on. It played theatrically in the United States, was later broadcast on national TV, and won several film awards.
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Summary Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Can we change the past? Are there gateways to parallel universes? All of us have pondered such questions, but there was a time when scientists dismissed these notions as outlandish speculations.
Not any more. Today, they are the focus of the most intense scientific activity in recent memory. The theory of hyperspace or higher dimensional space —and its newest wrinkle, superstring theory—stand at the center of this revolution, with adherents in every major research laboratory in the world, including several Nobel laureates.
Why all the excitement? As the author points out, for over half a century, scientists have puzzled over why the basic forces of the cosmos—gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces—require markedly different mathematical descriptions. But if we see these forces as vibrations in a higher dimensional space, their field equations suddenly fit together like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle, perfectly snug, in an elegant, astonishingly simple form.
This may thus be our leading candidate for the Theory of Everything. If so, it would be the crowning achievement of 2, years of scientific investigation into matter and its forces.
Already, the theory has inspired several thousand research papers, and has been the focus of over international conferences. Michio Kaku is one of the leading pioneers in superstring theory and has been at the forefront of this revolution in modern physics. It is an exhilarating look at physics today and an eye-opening glimpse into the ultimate nature of the universe.
Hyperspace By Michio Kaku
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension