LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 20 July 2012 – Michio Kaku, a world-renowned theoretical physicist, will deliver the keynote address at SC12. Building on ideas presented in his most recent book, "Physics of the Future: How Science will Change Daily Life by 2100," Kaku will open the SC12 technical program at 8:30 a.m. MT, Tuesday, 13 November, 2012.
Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York (CUNY). He graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude and first in his physics class. He received his PhD in physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and been a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton as well. Kaku's goal is to complete Einstein's dream of a "theory of everything," to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He is the co-founder of string field theory, a major branch of string theory, which is the leading candidate today for the theory of everything.
Kaku is the author of several international bestsellers, including "Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century" and "Physics of the Impossible." His most recent book, "Physics of the Future: How Science will Change Daily Life"—the basis for the keynote address—is based on interviews with over 300 of the world's top scientists and presents the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself.
"Our community has entered a phase of radical change as we address the challenges of reaching exascale computation and the opportunities that big data will bring to science. Dr. Kaku will provide a unique and inspirational message on the impact that addressing these challenges will have on science and business as well as for society at large," said Jeff Hollingsworth, SC12 General Chair and Professor at the University of Maryland.
SC12, the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, will take place Nov. 10 – 16, 2012, and is expected to bring as many as 11,000 attendees from academia, industry and government to the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. To register, visit http://sc12.supercomputing.org/.