Isaac Asimov
English: Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov
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Native name
Russian: Айзек Азимов, romanized: Aizek Azimov
Bornc. January 2, 1920[a]
Petrovichi, Klimovichskiy Uyezd, Russian SFSR
Died April 6, 1992(1992-04-06) (aged 72)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
OccupationWriter, professor of biochemistry
CitizenshipRussian (early years), American
Education
Alma materColumbia University
GenreScience fiction (hard SF, social SF), mystery
SubjectPopular science, science textbooks, essays, literary criticism
Literary movementGolden Age of Science Fiction
Years active1939–1992
Spouse
  • Gertrude Blugerman
    (m. 1942; div. 1973)
  • Janet Opal Jeppson
    (m. 1973)
Children2

Signature
Scientific career
FieldsBiochemistry
InstitutionsBoston University
The kinetics of the reaction inactivation of tyrosinase during its catalysis of the aerobic oxidation of catechol (1948)
Doctoral advisorCharles Reginald Dawson
Other academic advisorsRobert Elderfield (post-doctoral)

Isaac Asimov (c. January 2, 1920[a] – April 6, 1992) was a writer of science fiction.[1] He was also a biochemist with a PhD from Columbia University.

Life

Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Smolensk Oblast, Russian SFSR to a Jewish family, on an unknown date between October 4, 1919 and January 2, 1920. Asimov celebrated his birthday on January 2.[a] He was taken to the United States when he was three, and learned English and Yiddish as his native languages.[2][3][4] He wrote many books. People know about Isaac Asimov because of his science fiction books and his science books for non-scientists.

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