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Information on Monday's Ubben Lecture by Futurist Michio Kaku, Which Will Be Webcast

April 30, 2014

More Information on Dr. Kaku's Ubben Lecture; Webcast Link

Doors to Kresge Auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, for the Ubben Lecture by futurist and bestselling author Michio Kaku. The internationally-renowned theoretical physicist will discuss "The Future of the Mind", the title of his current book, in a 7:30 p.m. speech in DePauw's Green Center for the Performing Arts, Kresge Auditorium.

For those unable to attend the event in person, Dr. Kaku's speech will be webcast live via this link.

Like all Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lectures, the event is presented free of admission charge and is open to everyone. The speech will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing event.

"Physicist Michio Kaku isn't afraid of scientific frontiers, whether it's the super-subatomic world of string theory or the mind-bogglingly big world of the accelerating universe," reported NBC News earlier this month. "In books and on TV, he's delved into the physics of the impossible and the physics of the future. Kaku's latest focus is a real stretch: It's the scientific frontier that sits between your temples. In his latest book, The Future of the Mind, Kaku surveys the burgeoning field of neuroscience. You might think the subject is out of a string theorist's usual comfort zone, but his breezy, science-fictiony style wins the day. The Future of the Mind has been on the New York Times' best-seller list for the past month."

Dr. Kaku, the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory) and the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York, also visited with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's The Daily Show:

Kaku has appeared several times on The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert.

 

Dr. Kaku's previous books include two additional New York Times best-sellers, Physics of the Future and Physics of the Impossible, as well as Hyperspace and Visions:  How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century.

Learn more about Michio Kaku in the original announcement of his DePauw visit.

Established in 1986 through the generous support of 1958 DePauw graduates Timothy H. and Sharon Williams Ubben, the Ubben Lecture Series was designed to "bring the world to Greencastle." To view a complete roster of Ubben Lecturers -- which includes links to video clips and news stories -- click here. Video montages of many events are available on YouTube.

A video history of the Ubben Lecture Series was created in 2008, and can be accessed here.

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