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Renowned scientist coming to UNLV for Barrick Lecture Series

Bianca Cseke | Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2018

Courtesy of UNLV

Free student and employee tickets are available for internationally acclaimed author and scientist Michio Kaku’s upcoming talk on campus.


In, the latest installment of the Barrick Lecture Series, Kaku will present “The Future of the Mind” at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 in Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall.


The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are limited to two per person and can be picked up at the Performing Arts Center box office located off Cottage Grove and Maryland. Please call 5-2787 for more information.


A futurist, theoretical physicist, and acclaimed author, Kaku is a recognized authority on Einstein’s unified field theory, which he is attempting to complete, a news release said.


Kaku’s goal is to complete Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything,” to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He also works to predict trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on the latest research in science.

Kaku is the author of two New York Times best sellers, Physics of the Future and Physics of the Impossible. Other books include Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century. For Physics of the Future, he interviewed 300 scientists, many of them Nobel Laureates and directors of the largest scientific laboratories, about their vision for the next 20 to 100 years in computers, robotics, biotechnology and space travel.

Kaku also does considerable public speaking on international radio and TV. He has appeared on the Larry King Show, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, BBC, PBS’s Nova and Innovation, and many more.  In 2006, he hosted a four-part series for BBC World on the nature of time, called Time. He also hosts his own national weekly radio program, which airs in 130 cities in the US, called Science Fantastic. It is the largest nationally syndicated science radio show on commercial radio.

Kaku is the Henry Semat chair in theoretical physics at the City University of New York. He graduated from Harvard University in 1968 and earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California-Berkeley in 1972.


The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and internationally renowned speakers through a generous grant from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick.


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