“Nobel prize of computer science” to Danish researcher

Peter Naur, Professor Emeritus at the University of Copenhagen, is awarded the Association for Computing Machinery’s Turing Award, the so called Nobel prize of computer science.
The Prize, consisting of 100 000 dollar, is the highest award you can receive in computer science. Naur will receive the award at ACM’s prize banquette in San Fransisco May 20th.

Peter Naur is awarded for “fundamental contribution to the design of programming languages and the definition of Algol 60, to the design of translation programmes and to the creative and practical work of programming.

Naur became the first professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen in 1969. His work represents a revolution in computer programming and has been crucial for the way computer work is done today.

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