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ⓘ Peter Naur 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 ..




Peter Naur
                                     

ⓘ Peter Naur

Peter Naur 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.

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