Because what is “canon” is so hard to keep track of, I’ve been compiling a timeline of all the events in the Pacific Rim universe that concern Newton and Hermann. I gave the movie timeline precedence over the extended canon when necessary. Any corrections or additions would be appreciated!
Unless otherwise noted, all of this is from the Pacific Rim Wiki. (Since I haven’t read the novelization or Tales From Year Zero, I can’t quote from them directly.) There are links to extended canon resources at the end of the list.
- Newton’s parents meet in Amsterdam.
- June 9: Hermann is born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
- January 19: Newton is born in Berlin, Germany.
- Newton’s mother leaves (early 1990s).
- Newton is the second youngest student admitted to MIT.
- Hermann graduates from TU Berlin, where he studied engineering and applied sciences; at a young age, he “displayed an aptitude for abstract mathematics.”
- Newton begins teaching at MIT, aged 20.