Don Knuth at the IET

Don Knuth, another of my heroes, recently gave the 2011 Turing Lecture at the IET in Savoy Place using an interesting approach: “Ask me Anything!”. I wish I’d been there.

Turing Lecture 2011: An evening with Don Knuth – all questions answered

Professor Don Knuth

This years Turing Lecture is delivered by Donald E. Knuth, Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University.   2011-01-26 00:00:00.0 IT Channel

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In London, Don was struggling with a cough but manfully answered all the questions. A week later, he repeated the performance at Machester and seems much more relaxed — not only in his dress. So there is clearly some benefit to being up north (if on the wrong side of the Pennines).

Author: cpjobling

Senior lecturer, College of Engineering, Swansea University