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Isaac Asimov

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Isaac Asimov was an American author and professor born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russian SFSR. Asimov is highly regarded for his science fiction books as well as his educational science books. He edited or wrote over 500 books in his lifetime. Some of Asimov’s most well known books include the Foundation series, Robot series, Galactic Empireseries, and Nightfall. He achieved honors such as multiple Hugo Awards, Locus Awards, Nebula Awards, and the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation Award. In 1992, Asimov died in Brooklyn, New York. He was married to writer Janet Opal Jeppson and had two children.

 

9 Mar, 2010

Posthumously honored by Congress

Asimov is given posthumous honors by Congress in the form of HR 1055. HR 1055 creates a National Robotics Week, designated the second week of April, in celebration of Asimov’s life-long accomplishments in popularizing Robotics.

Whereas the second week in April each year is designated as `National Robotics Week’, recognizing the accomplishments of Isaac Asimov, who immigrated to America, taught science, wrote science books for children and adults, first used the term robotics, developed the Three Laws of Robotics, and died in April 1992.

4 May, 2009

Crater named

The International Astronomical Union names a crater on Mars after Asimov. According to the IAU:

For a crater on Mars to be named after a person, it must have a diameter greater than or equal to 60 kilometers (about 37 miles). The IAU rule for naming craters of diameters 60 km and larger on Mars are that they are to be named for persons deceased at least 3 years who contributed to the study or Mars or writers who contributed “to the lore of Mars

16 Jul, 2004

I, Robot

Film Appearance

The sci-fi thriller starring Will Smith is released. Based on the short stories of Isaac Asimov’s collection of the same name, the plot revolves around a murder, and the Three Laws of Robotics.

10 Apr, 2002

Cause of death: HIV

Janet and Robyn Asimov reveal that Asimov’s death was caused by complications related to HIV. Asimov’s doctors had pushed the author to remain quiet about having contracted the illness from a blood transfusion during bypass surgery.

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