Friday, February 17, 2012

The Mind of God

Physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku, who visits the Writers Institute Tuesday 2/21, is at work on a "theory of everything" as proposed by Einstein.

Kaku approaches the issue via string theory, to which he is a major contributor:

"Chemistry is nothing but the melodies you can play on vibrating strings, and the mind of God, the mind of God that Einstein worked on for the last 30 years of his life, the mind of God would be cosmic music. Cosmic music resonating through 11 dimensional hyperspace. You see, our universe is a symphony. It's a symphony of vibrating strings and possibly membranes, but when it was born, it was born as a perfect entity in 11 dimensional hyperspace. That may eventually give us 'a theory of everything.'"

"So, people come up to me and say, 'Professor, if this is a theory of everything, what's in it for me? What's in it for numero uno? Why should I care?' Well, let me tell you why you should care about a theory of everything." More.