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Forbidden Planet NYC on Sci Fi Science

Mark your calendars, my fellow science nerderinos.  I’ve just learned the dates FP and some of our customers and staff are set to appear on The Science Channel’s new season of Sci Fi Science.

What is Sci Fi Science?  Well…

Dr_michio_kakuScience fiction isn’t just for the movies! Cyborgs, shape shifting, the colonization of space and tons more really are possible. Join Dr. Michio Kaku on a quest to discover the science behind the sci fi and find out how to bring your favorite futuristic tech to life.

Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and popularizer of science.

He is known in the world of physics as the co-creator of string field theory, a branch of string theory, and his research on Einstein’s “Theory of Everything.” The theory seeks to unify the four fundamental forces of the universe-the strong force, the weak force, gravity and electromagnetism.

Dr. Kaku is author of several scholarly, Ph.D. level textbooks on string theory and quantum field theory are required reading at many of the world’s leading physics laboratories. Also, he has had more than 70 articles published in physics journals, covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. Currently, he holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, where he has taught for over 25 years. He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as New York University (NYU).

As I’m a regular viewer of the show I find our involvement immensely cool, and am honored the producers asked us to serve as a backdrop.  The episodes the shop will appear in will air October 6th and 13th, and are titled Destroy the Death Star and Black Hole Odyssey respectively.  If you need to acclimate yourself to the show you can view clips of prior episodes here.

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