512: Michio Kaku | The Quest for a Theory of Everything


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Michio Kaku (@michiokaku) is a theoretical physicist, famed futurist, on-air personality, professor of physics, and bestselling author. His latest book is The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything.

What We Discuss with Michio Kaku:

  • Why do we need a theory of everything, and what set a young Michio Kaku on the path to search for it?
  • How we're all born scientists with a yearning to understand the world around us, and what tends to dampen this enthusiasm for most of us before we even make it to adulthood.
  • Why physicists seeking to wrap their minds around a universal string theory are more like daydreaming composers than academic blackboard warriors.
  • The four fundamental forces of a universe governed by string theory, and the challenge of discovering how they fit together -- and proving it.
  • What makes the human brain so unique in the animal kingdom, and why Michio thinks IQ is a woefully incomplete way of measuring intelligence.
  • And much more...

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