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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 3,168,070 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Michio Kaku is the 172nd most popular physicist (up from 197th in 2019), the 777th most popular biography from United States (down from 723rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American 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 172 out of 721Before him are Willard Boyle, Nikolay Basov, Igor Kurchatov, Jacques Charles, Robert Coleman Richardson, and David Brewster. After him are Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Steven Weinberg, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Walter Houser Brattain, K. Alex Müller, and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1947, Michio Kaku ranks 39Before him are Ali Abdullah Saleh, Rob Rensenbrink, Gloria Gaynor, James Woods, Jonathan Pryce, and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi. After him are Kevin Kline, César Gaviria, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Bruno Latour, Florian Schneider, and Richard Griffiths.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michio Kaku ranks 777 out of 15,968Before him are Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), Phil Jackson (1945), Ed Wood (1924), Gina Haspel (1956), Ice-T (1958), and Alec Baldwin (1958). After him are Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Barry Seal (1939), Neal Cassady (1926), Charlie Sheen (1965), Robert Vaughn (1932), and John Reed (1887).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Michio Kaku ranks 23Before him are Hugh Everett III (1930), Robert H. Goddard (1882), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Leon Cooper (1930), and Robert Coleman Richardson (1937). After him are Steven Weinberg (1933), Donald A. Glaser (1926), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), George E. Smith (1930), Leon M. Lederman (1922), and Roy J. Glauber (1925).

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