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Physics of the impossible

Dr Michio Kaku takes us on an exhilarating journey to the frontiers of science as he explores the actual possibilities of ideas such as time travel, teleportation, and invisibility.


Where does the realm of science fiction end? Dr Michio Kaku takes us on an exhilarating journey to the frontiers of science as he explores the actual possibilities of ideas such as time travel, teleportation, and invisibility. Believing that 'anything that is not impossible is mandatory!', he reveals how many of the fascinating technologies of science fiction are actually allowed by the laws of physics, and what we can hope to achieve in the future.

Everyday we see that what was once declared ‘impossible' in the last century by scientists has become part of our everyday lives: the internet, jet planes, space ships, satellites, atomic bombs, and cell phones. Can we now expect to see possible things that are usually confined to the realms of science fiction - things such as force fields, invisibility, ray guns, anti-matter, teleportation, telepathy, psychokinesis, robots and cyborgs, time travel, even extraterrestrial life? In Physics of the impossible, he explores the state of play of tomorrow's sciences, explores their historic and cultural relevance and indicates which are imminent, which unlikely, and how few are really far off. In this event, after a lifetime of study, Michio confidently hurdles today's frontier of science to reveal that what we currently consider 'impossible' science mostly lies within the known laws of physics...


Speaker(s):

Dr Michio Kaku | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

28 May 2009 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
London
W1S 4BS
020 7409 2992
http://www.rigb.org/

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