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Robert Ettinger

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Robert Ettinger
Photo of Ettinger taken in the 1940s.
Robert Chester Wilson Ettinger

(1918-12-04)December 4, 1918
DiedJuly 23, 2011(2011-07-23) (aged 92)
Resting placePatient at the Cryonics Institute
EducationTeacher for physics and mathematics
Alma materWayne State University
Organization(s)Cryonics Institute, Immortalist Society
Known forstarting the idea of cryonics
Notable workThe Penultimate Trump
The Prospect of Immortality
Man Into Superman
ChildrenDavid (1951)
Shelley (1954)
ParentRhea Chaloff Ettinger

Robert Chester Wilson Ettinger (December 4, 1918[1] – July 23, 2011[2]) was an American academic. He was known as "the father of cryonics" because of the impact of his 1962 book The Prospect of Immortality.[3][4]

Ettinger founded the Cryonics Institute[5] and the related Immortalist Society and until 2003.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Robert Ettinger". Cryonics Institute. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2009.
  2. Associated Press (July 26, 2011). "Cryonics pioneer Robert Ettinger dies". London: Guardian. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  3. Klein, Bruce (August 13, 2004). "The Father of Cryonics, Robert C. W. Ettinger, Interview with Bruce Klein". Immortality Institute. Retrieved May 24, 2009.
  4. "A History of Cryonics" (PDF). Cryonics Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 7, 2010. Retrieved August 23, 2009.
  5. "Articles of Incorporation of the Cryonics Institute". Cryonics Institute. April 28, 1976. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2009.