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Dijkstra, Edsger Wybe.
Oral history interview with Edsger W. Dijkstra, 2 August 2001.
Dijkstra recounts his early education and training as a theoretical physicist and as a 'programmer'. He describes his work developing software for the Mathematical Centre in Amsterdam, the completion of his Ph.D. thesis, and his activities at several early information processing conferences. Dijkstra also discourses on the development of ALGOL 60 and the origins of computing science in Europe and America.
Dutch theoretical physicist and computer scientist. Born 1930; began programming in 1952 at the Mathematisch Centrum. Became a professor of mathematics at Eindhoven University of Tecnology in 1962, adding work as a research fellow with Burroughts Corporation in 1973. In 1984 left the Netherlands to accept the Schlumberger Centenial Chair in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Died in 2002.
ALGOL (Computer program language).
Computer science -- Europe -- History.
Computer science -- United States -- History.
Physicists -- Training of.
Theoretical physics
Oral histories. aat aat
Computer programmers.
Frana, Philip L., interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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