Gregory Benford

Gregory Benford is a physicist, educator, and author. Benford is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, where he has been a faculty member since 1971. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University. He has served as an advisor to the Department of Energy, NASA, and the White House Council on Space Policy. He is the author of over 20 novels, including ‘In the Ocean of the Night,’ ‘The Heart of the Comet’ (with David Brin), ‘Foundation’s Fear,’ ‘Bowl of Heaven’ (with Larry Niven), ‘Timescape,’ and the new ‘The Berlin Project.’ A two-time winner of the Nebula Award, Benford has also won the John W. Campbell Award, the British Science Fiction Award (BSFA), the Australian Ditmar Award, and the 1990 United Nations Medal in Literature. In 1995 he received the Lord Foundation Award for contributions to science and the public comprehension of it. He has served as scientific consultant to the NHK Network and for ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation.’

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