The Stuyvesant High School Parents' Association Welcomes
Dr. Michio Kaku


Renowned Physicist & String Theorist
Professor of Theoretical Physics, CUNY City College
Author of New York Times Bestsellers
Voted one of the 100 smartest people in NY by New York Magazine

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kaku as he addresses Stuyvesant's students
 

Monday, February 6, 2012
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Murray Kahn Theatre (Stuy Auditorium)
Note: The event will end promptly at 4:30 p.m. to make room for SING! rehearsals.
All students are welcome.
Limited space is available for parents.
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This event is co-sponsored by the Parents' Association, the Chemistry & Physics Department and StuyResearch.

Did you miss the event? Click here to see photos taken by parent Andrew Cribb of the standing room only presentation in the theater and the reception in the library.

About Dr. Kaku:
Dr. Michio Kaku is professor of theoretical physics at CUNY City College.  He is the co-founder of string field theory, one of the main branches of string theory, the leading candidate for the "theory of everything." He has published two New York Times bestsellers: Physics of the Impossible, and Physics of the Future. His Ph.D. level textbooks are required reading at many of the leading physics labs around the world. He hosts many science specials on the Science Channel and Discovery Channel. He has appeared on the David Letterman Show, the Larry King Show, the Conan O'Brian Show, the Bill Maher Show on HBO, the Steven Colbert Show, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Nightline, ABC News with Diane Sawyer, CNN, BBC. His nationally syndicated science radio show broadcasts weekly to 140 radio stations across the U.S. and Sirius XM satellite. He writes Op-Ed articles for the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Kaku graduated first in his physics class from Harvard, received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, was a research associate at Princeton University, and is now at CUNY. When in high school, he built a 2.3 million electron volt atom smasher (betatron) in his mom's garage and photographed tracks of anti-matter (positron). He won numerous science awards at the National Science Fair in Washington, D.C.

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2010 - 2011 Special Events:
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The Stuyvesant High School Parents' Association Welcomes

Dr. Brian Greene

Stuyvesant High School, 1980

Renowned Physicist & String Theorist
Professor of Mathematics & Physics, Columbia University
Author of Books About the Universe & Everything in it

Please click HERE to read the Bulletin article on Dr. Brian Greene's return to Stuyvesant High School
 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
Place: Murray Kahn Theatre at Stuyvesant High School
Cost: $10 (advance sales)
$15 (at the door)
Please print Receipt as your Ticket
Proceeds will support physics and math departments at Stuy

About Dr. Greene:
Brian Greene is a physicist and one of the best-known string theorists.  Since 1996 he has been a professor at Columbia University. Born in New York City, Greene was a prodigy in mathematics. His skill in mathematics was such that by the time he was twelve years old, he was being privately tutored in mathematics by a Columbia University professor because he had surpassed the high-school math level. After his tenure at Stuyvesant High School, Brian Greene entered Harvard in 1980 to major in physics, and with his Bachelor's degree, Greene earned his Ph.D. at Oxford University in England in 1987, as a Rhodes Scholar.

About Dr. Greene's Research:
"My area of research is superstring theory, a theory that purports to give us a quantum theory of gravity as well as a unified theory of all forces and all matter. As such, superstring theory has the potential to realize Einstein's long sought dream of a single, all encompassing, theory of the universe. One of the strangest features of superstring theory is that it requires the universe to have more than three spatial dimensions. Much of my research has focused on the physical implications and mathematical properties of these extra dimensions --- studies that collectively go under the heading 'quantum geometry.'"

Dr. Greene's Writing:
Physicist and string theorist Brian Greene is well-known for writing books that make physics accessible to the average person. He is the author of:
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space,Time and the Texture of Reality;
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory; and
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos.

            






The Stuyvesant Parents' Association presents a rare opportunity for the Stuyvesant community:

Dr. Roald Hoffmann
Roald Hoffmann
Stuyvesant H.S., 1955
Nobel Laureate, Chemistry, 1981


Please click HERE to read the Bulletin article on Dr. Roald Hoffmann's return to Stuyvesant High School

“A little chemistry, and more about what I learned from Stuyvesant and 45 years at Cornell." 


March 12, 2011
Saturday, 5:00pm
(Light refreshments at 4:30pm)
Murray Kahn Theatre at Stuyvesant High School
Cost: $10
Print Receipt as your Ticket
Proceeds to be used for Research at Stuy

About Dr. Hoffmann:
Roald Hoffmann was born in Zloczow, Poland, in 1937. Dr. Hoffmann survived the Nazi occupation and several years of post-war wandering in Europe before arriving in 1949 in the U.S. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School, Columbia University (BA), and Harvard University (PhD). Dr. Hoffmann stayed on at Harvard University from 1962-1965 as a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows. Since 1965, he has been at Cornell University, where he is now the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters Emeritus. 

Dr. Hoffmann has received pages of honors besides the Nobel Prize, including being the only person ever to have received the American Chemical Society's awards in three different specific subfields of chemistry — the A. C. Cope Award in Organic Chemistry, the Award in Inorganic Chemistry, and the Pimentel Award in Chemical Education, as well as two other ACS awards.
 "Applied theoretical chemistry" is the way Dr. Hoffmann likes to characterize the particular blend of computations stimulated by experiment and the construction of generalized models, of frameworks for understanding, that is his contribution to chemistry.

Besides being an internationally-honored scientist, Dr. Hoffmann is an accomplished poet and playwright whose works have been translated and performed in many countries.  Other than his major scientific research, his hundreds of publications include works that explore the mysterious confluences of science and art, and how science permeates daily life.



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