Isaac Asimov is an American author born to Russian parents who is remembered for his prolific contributions to a wide variety of literary fields and genres.
He had a talent for explaining complicated scientific theories – from nuclear fusion to the theory of numbers – clearly, simply, and lucidly.
Isaac Asimov was born in Russia on January 2, 1920. His family immigrated to Brooklyn, United States when he was three years old.
His brilliant mind and a burgeoning interest in science were apparent from a very young age. He graduated with degree in chemistry from Columbia University when only 19 years old.
He received his MA in chemistry two years later, in 1941. He earned his PhD in chemistry in 1948 with doctoral thesis: The Kinetics of the Reactions Inactivation of Tyroserose During Its Catalyzing of the Aerobic Oxidation of Catechol’.
In 1949 Asimov joined faculty of the School of Medicine of Boston University, Biochemistry Department as an associate professor in biochemistry.
Although he maintained a full academic workload, Asimov never abandoned his first love, writing. His first two science fiction books were published in 1950, less than a year after he was hired as chemistry instructor.
In 1950s, he popularized what are now some of the most widely used convention of science fiction.
He received the James T. Grady Award of the American Chemical Society.
On April 6, 1992 at the age of seventy-two Isaac Asimov died of kidney failure.
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