Author Event: Gregory Benford
Nebula Award-winning science fiction author Gregory Benford presents "The Wonderful Future That Still Can Be." Gregory will discuss science fiction and its impact on current science.
Gregory Benford – physicist, professor and award-winning science fiction author – has led a life as wide-ranging as his fictional characters, and far more improbable. Gregory was born in Mobile, Alabama. He holds a B.S. from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. Currently Gregory is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, where he conducts research in plasma turbulence theory and in astrophysics.
Gregory is the author of over twenty novels, including Jupiter Project, Artifact, Against Infinity, Eater, andTimescape. A two-time winner of the Nebula Award, Gregory has also won the John W. Campbell Award, the Australian Ditmar Award, the 1995 Lord Foundation Award for achievement in the sciences, and the 1990 United Nations Medal in Literature.
His television credits include A Galactic Odyssey and Japan 2000. He has served as scientific consultant to the NHK Network and for Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Admission $10. Reception for participants 6:30pm. Tickets available online at here or in person at the Main Library.
Co-presented by Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and Deep South Con 50. For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.