Dr. Michio Kaku visited Rollins College on Thursday, Sept. 12 to present a free lecture, The Next 20 Years: How Science Will Revolutionize Society and Our Daily Lives. Here are photos from the event, as well as a brief synopsis of why we were stoked he came to town:
We know what you’re thinking: Haven’t cell phones and email already completely changed the way we live? Absolutely. But trust us, in no way should you undermine the cred of Dr. Michio Kaku. After all, he’s not only a theoretical physicist, but also co-founder of the string field theory, an author of two New York Times bestsellers, a radio host and a regular guest on Discovery Channel’s How the Universe Works. Oh, and he’s currently attempting to complete Einstein’s unified field theory. (Yes, that Einstein.) And that’s why the Winter Park Institute folks invited him to Rollins College this week, because he’ll enlighten us less on trends like the iPad and Facebook, and more on how physics directly affects all aspects of our daily lives – medicine, space travel, computers, jobs and the overall economic climate. Some might say you learn from the past, but you can expect Dr. Kaku’s lecture to focus on the benefits of the future. – Aimee Vitek
Photos by Christopher Garcia.