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Benford, Gregory Albert

Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 80 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Physicists

1941 – Born on the 30th of January in Mobile, Alabama.

1963 – He received a Bachelor of Science in physics from University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.

1965 – Master of Science from the University of California, San Diego.

         – Gregory Benford’s first professional sale was the story "Stand-In" in Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

1967 – Doctorate in University of California, San Diego, and the same year he married Joan Abbe.

1969 – He began writing a regular science column for Amazing Stories.

1980 – Wrote novel Timescape which won both the Nebula Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

1984 – Wrote "Across the Sea of Suns".

1986 – Co-wrote novel "Heart of the Comet".

1990 – Wrote Foundation’s Fear, one of an authorized sequel trilogy to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series.

1993 – "Chiller".

1998 – Published the novels near-future science thrillers.

1999 – The Martian Race.

2000 – The Eater.

2004 – Proposed that the harmful effects of global warming could be reduced by the construction of a rotating Fresnel lens.

         – Benford was a guest of honour at Aussiecon Three, the Worldcon.

         – Benford claims to have created and written about the first computer virus.