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Peter Naur

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Peter Naur
Born(1928-10-25)25 October 1928
Died3 January 2016(2016-01-03) (aged 87)
Herlev, Denmark
Known forALGOL,
Backus–Naur Form
AwardsComputer Pioneer Award (1986)
Turing award (2005)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
Niels Bohr Institute
Technical University of Denmark
University of Copenhagen

Peter Naur (25 October 1928 – 3 January 2016)[1] was a Danish computer science pioneer and Turing award winner. He helped the creation of the ALGOL 60 programming language.

He began his career as an astronomer for which he received his PhD degree in 1957. From 1969 to 1998 Naur was a professor of computer science at University of Copenhagen. Naur won the 2005 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his work on defining the ALGOL 60 programming language.[2]

Naur died on 3 January 2016 after a short illness in Herlev, aged 87.[3]


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  1. Peter Naur Dies Aged 87
  2. "Software Pioneer Peter Naur Wins ACM's Turing Award - February 2006". Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  3. Devantier, Nicolai (4 January 2016). "Den verdensberømte it-dansker Peter Naur er død - Computerworld". Computerworld. Retrieved 4 January 2016.