JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's most recognized figures in modern science, Dr. Michio Kaku, will appear on Tuesday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Science Center as part of New Jersey City University's (NJCU) Presidential Speaker Series. An acclaimed physicist, futurist, author, and radio and television personality, Dr. Kaku will be part of New Jersey's celebration of the 350th anniversary of its founding. This program is the second in the inaugural series, which is based on the NJ350 themes of Liberty, Innovation and Diversity.
Called a modern-day Einstein, Dr. Kaku is the author of numerous New York Times best-selling books, including his most recent, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind. The theoretical physicist and science popularizer has starred in science programs on the Discovery Channel, the Science Channel, BBC, ABC and the History Channel. He is a regular guest on news programs including those on CBS, Fox, CNBC, MSNBC and CNN, and has appeared on major talk shows, including "The Colbert Report," "The Late Show," "The Tonight Show," and others.
Dr. Kaku has been a featured columnist for science publications from Wired and Cosmos to Popular Mechanics. He is also the author of several scholarly, doctoral level textbooks and is a regular contributor to physics journals. With a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in Physics at the City College of New York and is a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Following Dr. Kaku's lecture, there will be a private VIP Meet & Greet Reception, which will include a special New Jersey birthday cake created by New Jersey's own Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro of Carlo's Bakery. VIP tickets include priority seating and refreshments.
Tickets for the NJCU Presidential Speaker Series are on sale through the website at www.njcu.edu/pssevent. General admission tickets are $35.00; a limited number of VIP tickets are available at $100.00. Student tickets are $15.00 with valid ID.
The Liberty Science Center is located at 222 Jersey City Boulevard in Jersey City. Parking is free. The Science Center is accessible via the light rail service.
For more information, call 201-200-3196 or visit the NJCU website at www.njcu.edu/pssevent.
SOURCE New Jersey City University