Author(s): Dr. Michio Kaku & Jesse Cohen (eds.)
From climate change to public health, the origins of the universe to the wiring of the human brain, parallel universes to artifical intelligence, the world of science is vast and diverse, offering endless challenges and possibilities which provide new understanding of ourselves, our world, and our universe. The acclaimed "Best American Science Writing" series gathers together the creme de la creme of the year's short works, chosen from a wide variety of publications. Provocative and engaging, "The Best American Science Writing 2012" covers the full spectrum of scientific inquiry - from biochemistry, physics, and astronomy, to genetics, evolutionary theory, and cognition. Edited by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible, co-founder of string field theory, and popularizer of science, this next edition in the series provides a comprehensive overview of the year's most compelling, relevant, and exciting scientific developments.
Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and continues Einstein's search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, most recently, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100. He has been featured throughout the media, on television-Discovery, BBC, ABC, CBS, Science Channel, CNN and elsewhere - in popular science publications such as Discover, Wired and New Scientist, in documentaries, including Me and Isaac Newton, and he hosted many of his own programs, including a series on time for the BBC. In addition, he hosts two weekly radio programs-Science Fantastic and Explorations in Science-broadcast each week on WBAI in New York City. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, where he has taught for over twenty-five years. He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as New York University.
Jesse Cohen is the Best American Science Writing series editor, a writer and freelance editor who lives in New York City.