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Michio Kaku

1947 - Today

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Michio Kaku (Japanese: カク ミチオ, 加来 道雄, ; born January 24, 1947) is an American theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science (science communicator). He is a professor of theoretical physics in the City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center. Kaku is the author of several books about physics and related topics and has made frequent appearances on radio, television, and film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michio Kaku has received more than 3,469,625 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Michio Kaku is the 158th most popular physicist (up from 172nd in 2019), the 669th most popular biography from United States (up from 777th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Physicist.

Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science. He is a professor of physics at the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center. His research covers topics in string theory, quantum mechanics, and quantum field theory.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Michio Kaku ranks 158 out of 717Before him are Hans Geiger, Peter Grünberg, Val Logsdon Fitch, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Hugh Everett III, and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. After him are Willard Boyle, Murray Gell-Mann, Steven Weinberg, Donald A. Glaser, Polykarp Kusch, and Laura Bassi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1947, Michio Kaku ranks 39Before him are France Gall, Farrah Fawcett, Herman Van Rompuy, Meat Loaf, Gloria Gaynor, and Gigliola Cinquetti. After him are Ronnie Wood, Richard Griffiths, Zahi Hawass, Linda B. Buck, Óscar Tabárez, and César Gaviria.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michio Kaku ranks 669 out of 18,182Before him are Carl Barks (1901), Joseph McCarthy (1908), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Nancy Reagan (1921), Frances McDormand (1957), and Stanley Milgram (1933). After him are Bob Beamon (1946), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Steven Weinberg (1933), Sidney Lumet (1924), and Brandon Lee (1965).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Michio Kaku ranks 21Before him are Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), and Hugh Everett III (1930). After him are Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Steven Weinberg (1933), Donald A. Glaser (1926), Benjamin Thompson (1753), James Rainwater (1917), and Leon Cooper (1930).

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