Niklaus Wirth

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Niklaus E. Wirth
Niklaus Emil Wirth

(1934-02-15)15 February 1934
Died1 January 2024(2024-01-01) (aged 89)
Alma mater
Known forAlgol W, Euler, Pascal, Modula, Modula-2, Oberon, Oberon-2, Oberon-07, Oberon System
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science

Niklaus Emil Wirth (15 February 1934 – 1 January 2024) was a Swiss computer scientist. He was best known for designing several programming languages, including Pascal, and for creating several classic topics in software engineering.

In 1984 he won the Turing Award, which is seen as the highest award in computer science.[2][3] He won the award for creating a sequence of important computer languages.[4]

Wirth died on 1 January 2024 at the age of 89.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Niklaus Wirth 2004 Fellow". Archived from the original on 2016-04-09. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  2. Dasgupta, Sanjoy; Papadimitriou, Christos; Vazirani, Umesh (2008). Algorithms. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-352340-8., p. 317.
  3. "dblp: ACM Turing Award Lectures". Archived from the original on 2015-01-02. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  4. "Niklaus E. Wirth - A.M. Turing Award Laureate".
  5. Niklaus Wirth ist tot: IT-Welt trauert um Erfinder von Pascal (in German)