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Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell
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In a profoundly informative and deeply optimistic discussion, Professor Michio Kaku delivers a glimpse of where science will take us in the next hundred years, as warp drives, teleportation, inter-dimensional wormholes, and even time travel converge with our scientific understanding of physical reality. While firing up our imaginations about the future, he also presents a succinct history of physics to the present.
Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory, and is one of the most widely recognized scientists in the world today. He has written 4 New York Times Best Sellers, is the science correspondent for CBS This Morning and has hosted numerous science specials for BBC-TV, the Discovery/Science Channel. His radio show broadcasts to 100 radio stations every week. Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York (CUNY), where he has taught for over 25 years. He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study as well as New York University (NYU).
My name is Professor Michio Kaku. I’m a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York and I specialize in something called string theory. I’m a physicist.
Some people ask me the question, “What has physics done for me lately? I mean, do I get better color television, do I get better internet reception with physics?” And the answer is yes. You see, physics is at the very foundation of matter and energy. We physicists invented the laser beam, we invented the transistor. We helped to create the first computer. We helped to construct the internet. We wrote the World Wide Web. In addition, we also helped to invent television, radio, radar, microwaves, not to mention MRI scans, PET scans, x-rays. In other words, almost everything you see in your living room, almost everything you see in a modern hospital, at some point or other, can be traced to a physicist.
Now, I got interested in physics when I was a child. When I was a child of eight, something happened to me that changed my life and I wanted to be part of this grand search for a theory of everything. When I was eight, a great scientist had just died. I still remember my elementary school teacher coming into the...
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  • Mr. Kaku! Hello and thank you for this great work! Of course I learned a lot from you today! I'm a fan of physics & great physicists from Galileo to Newton as well as Faraday and Maxwell and further Siemens + Tesla + Edison or even Einstein with the others from the 20th century (may the soul of Hawking rest🎚🎵🎶🎙🎧📯) plus you work that I keep doing Follow & watch at BBC & Arte could hahaha! 🎉🎍 🎈🎗🎟🎠 🎨🖼🎢🎪🎭⚽🎱 🎰🔊🔔🎼 ...................... ........................ To me personally!🤸‍♀️🥳💞🎬⛹️‍♀️🦍👱‍♀️🧔🐫🦧👳‍♂️🧐🕵️‍♀️👨‍⚕️👀⛪🧭 🌋🗺🌌🪐🏳‍🌈🌍🎰 .................................................................... When I was 26 I drove past the University of Hamburg, I had to go to work, but the other students went to the university in a good mood, and Hamburg in Northern Germany has the reputation of being the city with the most millionaires and the most beautiful city in the world! Hahaha! On this day I wished God that I was as smart as the best engineers from Hamburg ... hahaha! I believe: King Solomon also once wished the same from God, and see & learn: the dear heavenly Father in heaven made his wish come true, so that he could speak to the animals and was the smartest man of his time! Hahaha! Well one day later I woke up in the morning and found 1001 Physik Books in my Brain with all formulas from E = MC2 till 1,000,000 Jokes on the camp hahaha! I understand & see the physician world around us better that time with my blessed eyes Kaku! (By the way, in Persian kaku = brothers hahaha) ✨💫📡🎠🎱🎭🎪🌄⏰ ! Halleluja I belive & better to say i know that, the fifth Power what you are searching for.... is the first power and it is the holly Spirit of God ! Halleluja 💝💥💟❣💞💦💨💤💫🕳☮✝☪🕉☸✡🔯🕎☯🛐🈳⚛♾🆔♒🅰🅱🆑⛔🔞❗☢☣

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  • Reality (we'll use light as an example) is not present where it is not being observed. Let's call it, 'Stiles Law' for fun. Many tests have been repeated using the double-slit experiment, with and without an ‘observer’ with no explanation. Einstein’s unified theory is yet to be resolved. Here is my input on the subject and it cannot be proven false: Imagine a light source just bright enough to be seen in a theoretical vacuum of empty space from one light-hour away (the distance is irrelevant). Stand at this distance and illuminate the light source for one second, then extinguish it. One hour later, you observe a flash of light for one second. If there are no other ‘observers’ to witness this flash of light from the sphere of equal distance, the light is not present. The proof is that the amount of energy it takes (in watts, lumens, etc.) to travel that distance and still be seen by an ‘observer’ at every point around the plane of that sphere of distance is incalculable. It is not possible to generate that much energy. If this light were ‘observed’ at every point simultaneously, it would prove that light is a fluid and has an ever-expanding globe of photons and therefore could not be a particle. This is not possible. Light is only present where it is being observed. Which proves that reality is nothing more than an expected experience for the moment it is being experienced by the observer.

  • What a supportive family this guy have, my family only want me work in convenience store after school ha ha

  • I wish you well . . .

  • It's obvious that Michio got lost in translation regarding Aristotle. Aristotle wrote more than 100 books, invented and explained plethora of things and Natural phenomenons which scientists agree on and conirm today, when scientists of the 17th, 18th, and most of the 19th century AD had discredit. For example, that Nature dislikes vaccum, and vaccum is impossible to exist. Despite that, I have noticed a persistence against Aristotle in every Michios lecture, which makes me wonder, what cause Michio Kaku serves if not science and physics.

  • Kaku believe in the "official" 9-11 ! Some bullshit scientist or what ?

  • Every time he says 'wockets' and 'incwedible' I hear Elmer Fudd talking.

  • The scientist who doesn't believe in his own theories...lol.

  • Michio Kaku is the son every Asian parent dreams to have

  • Ll everyone knows that the four forces of the universe are Earth(soil), Fire, Water and Air

  • "IN a nutshell?" You mean, it IS a nutshell, a cavity in ice.

  • This guy is so full of himself.

  • 22:03 lmao.

  • This is what I studied @ 12 std..For non indians(High School)

  • think this man is a sell out ....

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  • I honestly got sick of this guy's ego in another of your videos, all of his "we physicist" crap really got to me. I'm a song writer but I don't say things like "when we song writers gave you the White Album", but this guy tries to lump himself in with everything every physicist ever did in every video I see him in, and that to me is an ego trip beyond forgiveness. From now on I'm blocking every channel that features him that pops into my feed.

  • He said that we the higher elements make up .03% of he universe and it was supposed to seem like a really small number. but honestly kinda blew my mind that it was that high. The Universe is a very big place. I'm really glad that we have minds like his in it that are clever enough not only to have such a detailed understanding of it's nature, but also to have the ability to dumb it down enough to where dumbasses like me can understand it.

  • I have a hard time taking Professor Michio Kaku seriously after the number of times he appeared on Ancient Aliens...

  • I AM the worst mistake, the matrix has ever suffered

  • Not just one of the greatest physists but also one of the greatest teachers. Including the romance and faith while instructing allows the passion for knowledge to rise. He also never talks down to people or makes them feel stupid. While I may be ignorant of what he's lecturing on, removing that ignorance is exactly what he helps to do.

  • Physics wallah ?

  • String theory in itself is scientific name of religion...

  • mans an idiot


  • michio kaku is a dirty filthy satanist.

  • It's a long story but but the CIA has been harassing me (regarding my discovered intellectual property) and attempting to commit Piracy regarding the Theory of Everything but just so everyone knows who wants to analyze the Fundamental Principal behind the Theory of Everything (TOE) can be expressed by connection to the equation *e^(iπ) + 1 = 0* (where e is approximately 2.7182818284590452356 and i represents √(-1) ) This equation basically reduces to -1 + 1 = 0. The (TOE) does NOT require time to solve for it. *Don't worry when the time variable disappears.* I don't want to provide too much information. This way professors and students can review it without having to worry about piracy (sadly, especially from those you think are meant to protect the law) *Once you find it out please publish it*. I have been hiding it. The CIA has offered me a job and money for it. Please stand up for scientists and GLOBAL learning. You can figure it out.

  • Religions have only invented brainless sick bastards

  • I needed this

  • Damn, my boy here be uncovering the secrets of the universe at 8. When I was 8 I was interested in seeing how much construction sand I could fit in my mouth.

  • 😊

  • It's quite amazing that the heavens is what inspired us to understand them

  • My grandparents were dirt farmers who died around 40 >Rosthchild still getting heart transplants 100 years later

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  • I have a prediction. Humans become dumber and aliens do not want to contact idiots.

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  • 0:09 so sexy moment

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  • Think EVEN BIGGER. Universe is a lie. See my Petri Dish Earth vids.

  • Big bang theory is wrong!!!There can be other reasons for redshift. Universe was never the size of golf ball...all nonsense...

  • At 1:30 you are mistaken about the 34+55 =144. You skipped the 89+55. But, you are actually so beautiful.

  • Only science of west is given and not of all earth as indians have all knowlwdge before anyone discovers anything

  • God is not evil...yes religions god made by religious.. peoples or society..for there purpose...as like jesus... created by vatican.... Real natural god...is equal for all creature.... The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you. Werner Heisenberg God never forgive Sin. But the single messsiah / single holy book religions put you under servility. The mullahs and popes want to save you--because they have a hot line with god, and they can forgive you from any crime. God never punishes nor gives rewards. He is not sitting with a whip to chastise people. Life is governed by fundamental divine laws, Every things will recation of Your Karma and You will judge by your action right or wronge not by your faith -- this is quantum physics . "You do not have a soul , you are a soul and you have a body "

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  • He only knows what's In text books. Nothing original hey may as well be a parrot mimicking what he reads.

  • Conclusion:no one knows.

  • Its not Isaac Newton. Its Sir Isaac Newton.

  • A la verga.

  • Wow multiverse... Mind fxxked, great content!👍👍

  • This guy is the first Doctor

  • Dr. Michio..my question is with your knowledge, could we make planet mars like earth? Where scientists creat water as much as the earth has? Thank you Dr Michio for your reply. Oh..by the way, I am your big fan.

  • Such an amazing lecturer. Michio is brilliant

  • Uh uh....al gore invented all that!

  • Loved the refresher - right up to the multi-universes, something no true Bible believer can swallow...

  • What a great summary

  • There is a dome above us no one could get out nothing could get in they all know it damn well stop playing the people .

  • Aristarchus, the divided tree of life is revealed professor. it's exposed core emanating from the north center produces all skylights as reflections off of the watery barrier(s). all skylights revolve around POLARIS. what's in a name? sometimes everything... POL-ARIS-TARCHUS. you may remember another Aristarchus of Samos, credited as the originator of H-EL-IOcentrism. the man didn't exist. you may also remember another Aristarchus as the what is described as the most mysterious crater on the moon, the most mysterious object in our universe. all craters are a kaleidoscopic expression of one crater as the moon is a direct reflection of the sun. the sun itself is the focal reflection of Polaris.

  • 0:11 xx

  • A la verga.

  • 0:11 xx

  • There is no gravity the earth suckS

  • “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”*

    • such as Element 115? i wonder if Element 115 could be useful for Zero-point energy. we need out of pollution producing fossil fuel dependency or else our great grandkids will be unable to reproduce. medical reports have already found that pollution is unescapable and even lowering the sperm counts in the wealthy according "Collapse" by UCLA Professor Jared Diamond. the population cannot grow with our dependency on fossil fuels. and Cadium batteries for mobile devices a cause of ”ouch ouch" disease. sounds like Fibromyalgia. which Cadium is a partial cause of Cadium poisoning AND methylmercury causes fibromyalgia. it's time that the World took a deep long look in a mirror and slow heavy metal detox. sweat it out of you before it's too late. Peace. ☮️ it does a body good.

  • excellent video, 32:54 and it's great mankind's achievement of finding Higgs boson, one questions answered we've got more new questions to think about )

  • If only Scientists were given important roles in the Government.

  • I Believe if any person had talent And a PHD that the Supervisor Would Scam it just like way back to 1940

  • I totally aced first year Physics in College. Nobody told me why.

  • Does his name really translate to much bullshit, thought so!

  • He forgot the most important and most powerful fifth governing force in the universe: Love.

  • 31:45 aaand they did it

  • Master of arrogance, and great salesman. _We don't know sh*t about the universe!_

  • All fake info


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  • this video was great until he posited his own multiverse Theory

  • When a king of Israel consulted with his prophets he did not want to hear anything evil from God. So God spoke through that prophet the king didn't want to hear....1 Kings 22:22-23: " And he said: I will go forth, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the Lord said: Thou shalt deceive him, and shalt prevail: a go forth, and do so. Now therefore behold the Lord hath given a lying spirit in the mouth of all thy prophets that are here, and the Lord hath spoken evil against thee." -- Today's prophets are the chiefest of scientists and physicists, lifted up by the world to be heard everywhere. They prophesy falsehoods and perpetuate false beliefs in a world without God - an evolutionary existence as they call it, is a 'progressive' viewpoint that serves mankind. But what many do not know is that these same teachers appeared in the time of Cain and Able - and they began to teach men how to make weapons, to make dyes, to build and to perform various things that would entice mankind. It is the same spirits that move Michio Kaku, David Attenborough and other atheistic teachers, philosophers and 'scientists' -- formerly known in Egypt as magicians, or prophets to the king. When the veil is pulled back, their stories and lies will be naked before the whole host of the heavens, and God will sit in judgement over them with his Son Jesus Christ, revealing their lie...to which they openly sacrifice today, the souls of mankind.

  • Fake. Fpv. Bunch of high paid cia agents.

  • An excellent lecture love it

  • * since we evolved from africa * siiiighhh

  • 42 minutes, universe in a nutshell. *perfect*

  • Jesus, Ben Davidson, the brains you've got!!! Sounds like soggy cardboard as I literally wade through One. And now this with accretions, duster and particles its beginning to sound an awful lot like my home. Now where's that duster, groan! More homework. Grrr.

  • Your a physicist .i im a born again Christian..i could teach u a lot if u would put away your pride and just listen

  • The Spirit Speaks ..bullsyes for all involved..DR I didn't realize u were there When God Almighty who is Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ created all with love and Spirit which u speak nothing about..blind deaf and dumb