Weekly Documentary Spotlight: “Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell”
Every day scientists are asked by the public to do one thing above all else; distill our information down to the most necessary and broadest type of description we can as to cover the most amount in the shortest time. You might think this goes against the classical teaching methods and doesn’t serve the student and you might be right. But sometimes it’s good practice to simply provide the inspiration or that magical spark of information that leads to the deeper more meaningful answer. Studies have long shown that simply providing an answer to a question is rarely enough to enable someone to learn a subject effectively. Engaging the brain and putting in the legwork to search for an answer often provides not only more in depth answers but make them more likely to stick long afterwards. So, today we are highlighting a man who is one of the best in the business at nutshelling; Dr. Michio Kaku.
BigThink is one of my favorite YouTube channels and Dr. Kaku is a regular guest. In this video he condenses not just a scientific subject, a whole branch but the entire universe in just around 42 minutes. From Einsteins’s famous E=MC^2 to the technology of science fiction, he discusses many topics and how they all lead back to Physics and the fabric of our universe. So, sit back and enjoy one of the greatest science communicators of our age doing what he does best and let us know what you think in the comments!