Isaak Khalatnikov

Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov was a Russian theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to many areas of theoretical physics, including general relativity, quantum field theory, as well as the theory of quantum liquids. He is well known for his role in developing the Landau-Khalatnikov theory of superfluidity and the so-called BKL conjecture in the general theory of relativity.

Cam Newton

  • Cameron Jerrell Newton (born May 11, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL).
  • Nicknamed “Super Cam”, he is the NFL career leader in quarterback rushing touchdowns at 70.
  • Newton had college football stints at Florida and Blinn before joining Auburn, where he won the Bowl Champion Series National Championship and Heisman Trophy in 2010.
  • He was selected first overall by Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft.
  • Newton made an impact in his first season where he set the rookie records for passing (4,051) and rushing yards (706) by a quarterback, winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in the process.
  • The league’s first rookie quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season and the first to throw for 400 yards in his NFL debut, he also set the season record for quarterback rushing touchdowns at 14. Between 2013 and 2017, Newton led the Panthers to three division titles and four playoff appearances.
  • His most successful season came in 2015 when he was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) and helped Carolina obtain a franchise-best 15–1 record en route to a Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl 50.
  • He is one of four African-American quarterbacks to win NFL MVP and was the first to solely receive it. Following his MVP campaign, Newton struggled with injuries as the Panthers made the playoffs only once in their subsequent four seasons.
  • After missing the majority of the 2019 season due to surgery, he was released by Carolina and played the 2020 season with the New England Patriots.
  • He was released by the Patriots in 2021 and returned to the Panthers midway through the season.

Sean Connery

Sir Sean Connery was the first actor to play James Bond on film. He played the fictional British secret agent in seven James Bond films between 1962 and 1983. Connery retired from acting in 2006, although he briefly returned for voice-over roles in 2012.

George Pataki

George Elmer Pataki is a former New York governor who served as the state’s 53rd governor from 1995 to 2006. Pataki, an attorney by trade, was elected mayor of his hometown of Peekskill, New York, and thereafter to the State Assembly and the State Senate. Pataki campaigned for Governor of New York in 1994, ousting three-term incumbent Mario Cuomo by more than three points as part of the Republican Revolution of 1994. Pataki would go on to be elected to three consecutive terms as New York’s third Republican governor since 1923. (the other two were Thomas E. Dewey and Nelson Rockefeller). The year 2021

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American philanthropist and businessman. Carnegie drove the late-nineteenth-century rise of the American steel industry and became one of the wealthiest Americans in history. He rose to prominence as a philanthropist in both the United States and the British Empire. During the last 18 years of his life, he donated almost $350 million (approximately $5.2 billion in 2020) to charities, foundations, and institutions, accounting for nearly 90 percent of his fortune. His 1889 paper, “The Gospel of Fortune,” urged the wealthy to spend their wealth to benefit society, advocated for progressive taxation and an estate tax, and sparked a surge of charity.

Abdullah II of Jordan

Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein is King of Jordan, reigning since 7 February 1999. He is a member of the Hashemite dynasty, the royal family of Jordan since 1921, and is traditionally considered a 41st-generation direct descendant of Muhammad.

Reign7 February 1999 – present
Coronation9 June 1999
PredecessorHussein
Heir apparentCrown Prince Hussein
Born30 January 1962 (age 59)
AmmanJordan
SpouseRania Al-Yassin ​(m. 1993)​
HouseHashemite
FatherHussein of Jordan
MotherMuna Al-Hussein
ReligionSunni Islam

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architectdesignerwriter, and educator. He designed more than 1,000 structures over a creative period of 70 years. Wright believed in designing in harmony with humanity and the environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was exemplified in Fallingwater (1935), which has been called “the best all-time work of American architecture”. Wright played a key role in the architectural movements of the twentieth century, influencing architects worldwide through his work and the work of hundreds of apprentices who studied at the Taliesin Fellowship.

Cameron Hollopeter

Cameron Hollopeter, of Littleton, Massachusetts, fell onto the tracks at Broadway’s 137th Street station on January 2, 2007. Another subway passenger, 50-year-old Wesley Autrey of Manhattan, was standing on the platform with his two daughters whom he was taking home so he could go to his construction job.

When Autrey saw Hollopeter fall, he quickly took action and left his daughters to jump on the tracks to bring the man to safety as an oncoming train approached.

Wesley Autrey

Wesley Autrey is a New York City construction worker and Navy veteran who gained international attention in 2007 by preventing a New York City subway train from hitting Cameron Hollopeter, a film student who had experienced a seizure and fallen into the tracks. He is on Time magazine’s 2007 list of the world’s 100 most important people; the paragraph about him was written by Donald Trump.

BornFebruary 6, 1956
Other namesSubway Samaritan, Subway Superman, The Hero of Harlem, Subway Hero
OccupationNew York City construction worker/Navy veteran

Subway incident

Autrey was waiting for a train with his two young girls at the 137th Street – City College subway station in Manhattan on January 2, 2007. He and two ladies witnessed a young guy, Cameron Hollopeter, suffering a seizure at 12:45 p.m. Autrey took a pen from Hollopeter and used it to hold his jaw open. Hollopeter slipped off the platform after the seizure, landing on the tracks.

Autrey noticed the lights of an approaching train as Hollopeter lay on the rails. Autrey leapt onto the tracks while one of the ladies held Autrey’s kids back from the edge of the platform. He believed he could get Hollopeter off the rails, but he realized he didn’t have enough time to drag Hollopeter away. Instead, he shielded Hollopeter by hurling himself over his body in a drainage hole between the tracks and holding him down. Despite the fact that the train’s operator engaged the brakes, all but two cars went over them, near enough to leave oil on his cap.

Rysa Walker

Rysa Walker is an American science fiction writer. Her first book, Timebound, won the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in 2013. Since then, she has published two series of novels, along with several short stories and other works.

Early life

Rysa Walker was born in Pensacola, Florida. She lived in several different cities and towns in Florida before finally settling in Wewahitchka, Florida when she was 10 years old. When discussing where her passion for writing came from in an interview in 2014, Walker said, “I’ve been writing since I was a little kid. Most of the jobs I’ve held have involved some sort of writing, as well.” Walker moved away from Florida when she was seventeen years old.

For graduate school, Walker attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received a PhD in Political Science.

Career

On October 1, 2012, Walker published her first novel, Time’s Twisted Arrow, which was a 351-page novel that was published with the help of Kindle Direct Publishing.

In January 2013, Walker decided to enter Time’s Twisted Arrow into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, a book contest pitting 10,000 self-published and unpublished novels with a grand prize of $50,000 and a publishing contract being given to the winner of the contest, and a prize of $15,000 and a publishing contract being given to the four other finalists. Amazon had changed a lot of the prizes and awards from previous years, as previously the grand prize winner would receive only $15,000.

On May 21, 2013, it was announced that Time’s Twisted Arrow was a finalist for the 2013 award and that now, owing to Amazon’s official rights over much of the marketing of the book, it would be called Timebound instead of Time’s Twisted Arrow. Also, a new cover was released for Timebound. On June 15, 2013, it was announced that Timebound had won the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and that Walker would receive the grand prize, along with a contract with Skyscape Publishing, an Amazon Publishing imprint.

After she won the award, Walker quit her day job working as a professor at the University of Maryland University College so that she could focus full-time on writing.

Timebound, the first novel in the Chronos Files series, was released on December 1, 2013, for Kindle users through the use of the Kindle First program, and was released in print on January 1, 2014.

Timebound is widely considered to be a science fiction and Young adult fiction novel with a focus on time travel. In the novel, 17-year-old Kate Pierce-Keller has to deal with sudden time shifts that cause members of her family to vanish. She figures out that she is the only one who can rescue half of the world’s population from a religious group called the Cyrists, led by a man named Saul, who is the genetic grandfather of Kate and is planning on altering the timeline to serve his vile purposes.

As a result of the initial success of Timebound, Walker released a novella on April 25, 2014, called Time’s Echo. It was released to provide some background information on some of the events that occurred behind the storyline of Timebound. Since the release of Time’s Echo, Walker has released several other novellas that have been written for the purpose of giving her readers additional information about the characters and events in her novels.

On October 21, 2014, Walker released Time’s Edge, the second novel in the Chronos Files series.

On October 20, 2015, Walker released Time’s Divide, which is the third and final novel in the Chronos Files series.

On October 11, 2016, Walker released The Delphi Effect, which is the first book in her second series, The Delphi Trilogy. It is often considered to be a work of Young adult fiction and paranormal fiction. In the novel, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan, the main character, has a mental condition in which she picks up mental hitchhikers unwillingly. When she picks up the spirit of a girl who has been brutally murdered, Anna starts to obtain information regarding a potential government conspiracy. The novel primarily focuses on Anna and how she reacts to the new knowledge that she has gained, along with the events that have been occurring around her that have evoked her into action.

The second book in The Delphi Trilogy is entitled The Delphi Resistance. It was released on October 24, 2017. The third and final book in The Delphi TrilogyThe Delphi Revolution, was released on October 9, 2018.

Walker’s first book in the Chronos Origins series, Now, Then, and Everywhen, was made available to Kindle First users on March 1, 2020. It will be released in print on April 1, 2020.

For each of Walker’s novels and her novellas, audiobooks have been released on Audible.com. Timebound‘s audio book was released on January 1, 2014, the same day as its official publication, and was narrated by Kate Rudd. The audiobooks for Time’s EdgeTime’s Divide, and The Delphi Effect were also narrated by Rudd. Time’s Echo’s audiobook was released on June 12, 2014, and was narrated by Nick Podehl. Some of her more recent novellas have been narrated by Podehl, whereas others have been narrated by Rudd.

Works[edit]

Novels and novellas

The Chronos Files series

  • Timebound (December 1, 2013) (formerly Time’s Twisted Arrow)
  • Time’s Echo (May 25, 2014) – Novella
  • Time’s Edge (October 21, 2014)
  • Time’s Mirror (June 30, 2015) – Novella
  • Time’s Divide (October 20, 2015)
  • Simon Says (December 18, 2015) – Novella

The Delphi Trilogy series

  • The Delphi Effect (October 11, 2016)
  • The Delphi Resistance (October 24, 2017)
  • The Delphi Revolution (October 9, 2018)

The Chronos Origins series

  • Now, Then, and Everywhen (April 1, 2020)
  • Red, White, and the Blues (January 19, 2021)

Short Stories

Chronos Stories

  • Whack Job (June 17, 2016)
  • 2092 (June 18, 2016)
  • The Gambit (June 18, 2016)

Comics

The Chronos Files series

  • Time Trial #1 (July 20, 2016)
  • Time Trial #2 (August 17, 2016)
  • Time Trial #3 (September 14, 2016)

Personal life

Walker currently lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and her two youngest sons.