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Pc science pioneer Niklaus Wirth passes absent

Niklaus Emil Wirth, the creator of Pascal, winner of a Turing award, and fellow of the Pc Historical past Museum, handed absent on 1 January 2024 at the age of 89.

Wirth was born on 15 February 1934, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1959, a Grasp of Science in 1960, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering in Computer system Science in 1963. From 1963 to 1967 he served as Assistant Professor at Stamford University’s Computer Science office, then Professor of Informatics at ETH Zurich until his retirement in 1999. He took two one-yr sabbaticals during that time to get the job done at Xerox PARC.

Wirth is perfectly-remembered for his groundbreaking perform in programming languages and algorithms. For these achievements, he received the ACM Turing Award in 1984, inducted as a Fellow of the ACM in 1994, and a Fellow of the Laptop Historical past Museum in 2004.