Mathematician:Niklaus Emil Wirth

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Mathematician

Swiss computer scientist, best known for designing several programming languages, including Pascal, and for pioneering several classic topics in software engineering.


Nationality

Swiss


History

  • Born: 15 February 1934 in Winterthur, Switzerland


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Niklaus Emil Wirth can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Niklaus Emil Wirth can be found here.


Publications

  • April 1971: Program Development by Stepwise Refinement (Communications of the ACM Vol. 14no. 4: 221 – 7)
  • 1974: On the Design of Programming Languages (Proc. IFIP Congress Vol. 74: 386 – 393)
  • November 1977: What Can We Do about the Unnecessary Diversity of Notations for Syntax Definitions? (Communications of the ACM Vol. 20no. 11: 822 – 823)