Gregory Benford

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Gregory Benford, author of top-selling novels, including Jupiter Project, Artifact, Against Infinity, Eater, and Timescape, is that unusual creative combination of scientist scholar and talented artist; his stories capture readers – hearts and minds – with imaginative leaps into the future of science and of us. A University of California faculty member since 1971, Benford has conducted research in plasma turbulence theory and experiment, and in astrophysics. His published scientific articles include well over a hundred papers in fields of physics from condensed matter, particle physics, plasmas and mathematical physics, and several in biological conservation. Often called hard science fiction, Benford's stories take physics into inspired realms. What would happen if cryonics worked and people, frozen, were awoken 50 years in the future? What might we encounter in other dimensions? How about sending messages across time? And finding aliens in our midst? The questions that physics and scientists ask, Benford's imagination explores. With the re-release of some of his earlier works and the new release of current stories and novels, Benford takes the lead in creating science fiction that intrigues and amuses us while also pushing us to think. Benford was a guest of honor at Aussiecon Three , the 1999 Worldcon . He remains a regular contributor to science fiction fanzines, such as Apparatchik . In 2016 Benford was the recipient of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society Forry Award Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Science Fiction.  Gregory Benford is a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine, where he was a Professor of Physics.

Sessions in which Gregory Benford participates

Friday August 17, 2018

4:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM

Saturday August 18, 2018

12:00 PM
12:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM