Isaac Asimov, considered one of the most influencial and prolific science and science fiction writers of our time, took almost ten years to finish his PhD in Chemistry at Columbia University (1939-1948). His graduate work was interrupted by military service in WWII and writing such classics as the Foundation and Robot series and Nightfall among others. He is quoted as saying: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, isn't 'Eureka!' but rather 'hmm....that's funny.'"
NC STATE + UCONN - Jorge will be speaking at NC State (6pm, March 27, Hunt Library) and at U. Conn. (5:30pm, March 28, Student Union) this week! Come on by or tell your friends who go to these schools!