Biography of Gregory Benford
The American astrophysicist had his award-winning science fiction novels; serving as a professor at the University of California, Irvine; He also provides his contributions as an editor to Reason magazine. He is recognized for his outstanding contributions to the world of science and writing. In collaboration with William Rotsler, David Brin and Gordon Eklund; has contributed award-winning specimens. The Lorde Award for Outstanding Contributions to Science in 1995 and the Nebula Award in 1980 are his notable achievements. His research encompasses not only physics and astronomy, but also plasma physics and has been recognized by NASA, NSF, AFOSR, DOE, and other renowned institutes. He is well known for the controversial law he proposed on the Passion in his novel Timescape.
Gregory Benford; also known as Sterling Blake; a resident of Laguna Beach; California; He was born in Mobile, Alabama on January 30, 1941. BA in Physics from the University of Oklahoma, 1963; He completed his Master of Science in 1965, followed by a Ph.D. in 1967, from the University of California, San Diego. After completing his Ph.D., he married Joan Abbe and had two children. Most of the characters in his novels are inspired by the personality of his wife, who died in 2002. Jim Benford is his identical twin brother, in collaboration with whom he has produced a remarkable piece of science fiction: Void.
Gregory Benford was appointed in 1971 as assistant professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine; He was later promoted to Professor of Astrophysics and Plasma Physics in 1979. In 2006, he resigned to join a scientific team of researchers working on the cause of aging in humans. He has published more than a hundred scientific articles related to biotechnology, particle physics, plasmas, condensed matter, etc .; more than one hundred and fifty stories and novels; some articles and essays. His published novels represent the perfect amalgamation of his scientific and literary knowledge.
He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, the Universities of Turin and the University of Bologna. He is a consulting professor at NASA, DARPA and CIA and other agencies. He is one of the boards of the Mars Society and an active member of Alcor, and the cryopreservation advocacy group, UK.
All his life he has been studying the physics of the galaxy and the existence of the black hole and tries to incorporate his findings and concepts into his works of science fiction and anthropology. His first published novel was Deeper than the Darkness (1970). In later years, the novel was reworked by a republished one with the name Las estrellas en la Shroud (1978); As I thought, the previous version was not as sophisticated or well written.
His collaborated work – “If the stars are God” with Gordon Eklund; won him another Nebular Prize in 1974 The story encompasses the existence of aliens who consider the Sun as a God and the central planet.
His best solo work based on scientists and time travel, Timescape (1980) has earned him the Nebula Award, the British SF Award, the John Campbell Award and also, a nomination for the Locus Award in 1981, is available for your printing in ten international languages. The novel perfectly describes human insanity in today’s scientific world and the world of pseudoscience. The story takes place in 1998 when the world is affected by ecosystem disasters and today’s scientists try to send the message to the past; using tachyons that can travel faster than the speed of light; to warn them of the coming disasters in the present century. To avoid the grandfather paradox, the message is sent in the form of broken and displaced letters; which in turn creates more paradoxes. The last chapter is set in the year 1974, and shows an ongoing awards ceremony for notable scientific achievements; where the scientist named Bernstein, who was the first to receive and decipher the signals; receives the Enrico Fermi award. With the successful launch of his works, the author has recognized himself as a best-selling hard science fiction author.
The Galactic Center Saga is a fascinating and groundbreaking publication. It is considered significant since the author dedicated a large part; that is, nineteen years to finish the series. The series includes three novels called Galactic Center One, Galactic Center Two, and To The Galactic Center. The series is a compilation of six good reads. A prologue called -Ocean of Night (1977); followed by Across the Sea of Suns; Tides of light (1989); Furious gulf (1994); Navigating Bright Eternity (1996). Sensory awareness and human emotions are the central themes. The series describes very well the near future of the conquest of space by men and the growing conflicts until the year 2061. The books perfectly describe the space travel and warfare of the physical universe and biological humanity. In 2001; Jan De Bont had announced that he would host a series based on the six books in the series, but nothing aired. However, in 1969, eight seasons of the series called Galaxy Odyssey; It was produced by Japan National Broadcasting, of which Benford was the writer and presenter.
After the successful publication of the saga; the author published a ‘Science Thriller’ series. He is serving as a science consultant for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Benford’s novels aptly describe the conflicts of inner humanity and outer scientific space. His books are perfect for exercising the mind. Mostly science geeks and nerds are the ones who would go for them. What do we think the inspirations from movies like Star Wars are based on? The only limitation of Benford’s writing is that he writes for adult geeks. His scenarios are complex and a great imagination. With a group of assorted characters, experiment with scientific theories. Gregory has hailed a distinct position among scientists and science fiction writer with so much hard work and awards in the scientific and literary fields. Benford is a phenomenal writer with exceptional science fiction writing skills that leaves his readers spellbound and amused.