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Michio Kaku on his lifelong search for ‘The God Equation’

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Mori Rothman

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Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist who was inspired as a young child to search for the ‘theory of everything.’ Kaku co-founded the string field theory, which he believes may be the answer to the long quest to understand our universe. Kaku details the history of this search in his new book, “The God Equation.” Mori Rothman reports.

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  • Hari Sreenivasan: For decades, physicists have been working with a theory called the “standard model” as a way to understand the mysteries of the universe. But the standard model is incomplete. Just last month the discovery of a wobbling particle opened the door for new research and discovery and there are also other theories beyond the standard model. Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku is co-founder of the string field theory, a model that he says is a step towards the theory of everything. Last month, he released his latest book: “The God Equation, About That Quest. “NewsHour Weekend’s Mori Rothman has the story.

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