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People/Characters: Hari Seldon

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A Beautiful Math: John Nash, Game Theory, and the Modern Quest for a Code of Nature by Tom Siegfried
Forward the Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear
Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov
Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov
Foundation's Fear by Gregory Benford
Foundation's Triumph by David Brin
Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov

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Hari Seldon is a fictional character in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. In his capacity as mathematics professor at Streeling University on the planet Trantor, Seldon develops psychohistory, an algorithmic science that allows him to predict the future in probabilistic terms. On the basis of his psychohistory he is able to predict the eventual fall of the Galactic Empire and to develop a means to shorten the millennia of chaos to follow. The significance of his discoveries lies behind his nickname "Raven" Seldon.

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