UBC Connects with Michio Kaku - The Universe in a Nutshell: Why physics is the key to pretty much everything

In his characteristic fun, friendly and highly accessible manner, theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku presents a succinct history of physics and makes a compelling case for why this particular branch of science is the key to pretty much everything.

He argues that physicists may soon shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein’s famous e=mc², and that advances in string theory may allow us to escape the heat death of the universe, explore the multiverse, and unlock the secrets of existence.

Whether you slept through high school science or are about to defend your thesis in quantum physics, your curiosity and imagination is sure to be ignited by this spellbinding session with one of the world’s most famous scientists.

UBC Connects is presented by University of British Columbia President Santa J. Ono, in partnership with alumni UBC. The UBC Connects series is made possible with the generous support of the R & J Stern Family Foundation.

Recorded September 26, 2018, at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC’s Vancouver campus. This recording was produced by the University of British Columbia and originally released on the the UBC Connects series website. We are pleased to be able to share it with you, our alumni and subscribers.