Isaac Asimov Biography

Isaac Asimov
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Birthday: January 2, 1920

Died At Age: 72

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Also Known As: Isaak Azimov

Born Country: United States

Born in: Petrovichi, Russia

Famous as: Novelist, Professor

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Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Gertrude Blugerman (m. 1942-1973), Janet Opal Jeppson (m. 1973-1992)

father: Judah Asimov

mother: Anna Rachel (Berman) Asimov

siblings: Marcia, Stanley

children: David Asimov, Robyn Asimov

Died on: April 6, 1992

place of death: New York City, New York, United States

Cause of Death: AIDS

Founder/Co-Founder: Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP)

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education: Columbia University, PhD. Biochemistry, 1948

awards: Thomas Alva Edison Foundation Award
Howard W. Blakeslee Award
Boston University's Publication Merit Award
Special Hugo Award

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Who was Isaac Asimov?

Isaac Asimov is best known as the most successful writer of science fiction and popular science books. Asimov opened the doors for the new age of science fiction writing which the world had never tasted before him. Asimov is credited with having edited over 500 books. Asimov’s most successful work was on hard science fiction and his most notable book is the ‘Foundation Series’. Asimov is also widely popular for his easy Physics, astronomy and mathematics books alongside his works on the Bible, William Shakespeare and chemistry. Asimov was a brilliant professor of biochemistry at Boston University. Besides being a prolific writer, Asimov was also an integral part of (President) the American Humanist Association. Asimov is also known for his work as a civilian at the Philadelphia Navy Yard's Naval Air Experimental Station during the World War II. “Robotics” was a term coined by Asimov which went on to become a branch of technology.

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