An evening with Dr Michio Kaku

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Dr Michio Kaku’s June 2014 Tour.

In the world of theoretical physics, Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-founder of string theory: a theoretical framework proposing that the physical world can be likened to a series of interacting ‘strings’, instrumental in explaining an existence of a multiverse and reimagining what happened before, during, and after the big bang.

But outside of the mind-boggling, brain-wrinkling intricacies of these scientific endeavours, Dr. Michio Kaku is that guy that helps us envision a future in which science fiction becomes scientific reality, and making not only foreseeable but tangible the technological wonders that had always been restricted to theatre – cinematic, and of the mind.

Nestled between theoretical physics and increased public accessibility to the wonders of scientific discovery and technological advancement lies Dr. Kaku’s goal to carry on the legacy left by Albert Einstein to pool together all natural laws into a short, universal equation: a ‘theory of everything.’

In June of 2014, Australian audiences gleaned the genius and geniality of Dr. Michio Kaku in his first-ever tour down under with Think Inc.

An Evening with Dr. Michio Kaku promoted his latest New York Times Bestseller The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind – a compendium of the physicist’s take on the recent and forthcoming neuroscientific advancements, revolutionising how we understand the widely-conflicted notions of consciousness and ‘the mind’, and how the mind can be built, rebuilt, and all mushy things in between.

But Dr. Kaku’s goals extended beyond showcasing the amazing research being done in the name of science; these advancements were his Exhibits A-Z for the case of why the Australian government ought to allocate more resources towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) research, and how the public can help to cultivate a society which values scientific progress with widespread implications for human beings and the environments we inhabit.

To our delight, Twitter had its share of tweets about the events:

And of course, the famous group photo from host Ruben Meerman AKA ‘The Surfing Scientist’, taken at Sydney Town Hall:

It was an enormous pleasure to tour Dr. Michio Kaku, and the Think Inc. team would like to thank all who constituted the massive show-out in support of not only one of the greatest Thinkers of our time, but for a society that yearns for the recognition of scientific progress in advancing our quality of life.

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