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THE PHYSICS OF SCIENCE FICTION

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Star Ships. Time Travel. Black holes. Wormholes. Alien civilizations. Hyperspace. Anti-matter drive. Parallel universes.

Physics of Science Fiction (Physics 332) is a new course which Professor Michio Kaku will be teaching this Fall Semester exclusively for students at The City College of New York (CCNY). It applies physics to explain some of most sensational themes found in science fiction.

This exciting new course is taught online by Dr. Kaku, professor of theoretical physics, NY Times best-selling author, TV and radio personality, and co-founder of string field theory. The course uses lectures, slideshows and planetarium shows to explain the cutting edge of science. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU! Sorry, this course is for registered CCNY students only.

Prerequisites: None, except a healthy imagination.
Credits: 3; Online lectures held on Tues & Thurs @ 2pm to 3:15 pm, then Dr. Kaku hosts a live online Q&A session via Zoom.
Required reading: Dr. Kaku’s Physics of the Impossible and Hyperspace. One midterm and final.

KAKU ON THE SCIENCE AND FANTASY OF THE NEW FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE

Click to Visit the Fantastic Four Movie WebsiteFantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. In a series of four special featurettes released by 20th Century FOX, legendary physicist Dr. Michio Kaku tells us why there’s more to the science of Fantastic Four than you may expect. The videos feature a healthy amount of new Fantastic Four footage that should whet your appetite for the movie, which hits theaters on August 7th. The first is entitled ‘Alternate Dimensions.’ WATCH NOW!

Fantastic Four - In Theaters August 7

KAKU ON THE SCIENCE OF ‘INTERSTELLAR’

INTERSTELLAR has been called one of the most realistic space films ever made. As a CBS News Contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku was recently asked to give his own informed perspective, as a theoretical physicist, assessing how good a job the filmmakers did at the task of aligning their ambitious work of science fiction with the expanding forefront of science fact. WATCH NOW!

For more of Dr. Kaku’s thoughts and observations about The Physics of Interstellar Travel, read this aptly-named classic paper by the man himself.

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