Science and Medicine
DONALD KNUTH WINS KYOTO PRIZE
Author of Bible and Encyclopedia for Computer Science
By David Salisbury
Knuth, one of the founding fathers of
computer science, has been awarded the 1996 Kyoto Prize, Japans equivalent of the
Nobel Prize and the countrys highest private award for lifetime achievement.
Knuth, professor emeritus of computer science, will receive approximately
$460,000, along with a certificate and a gold medal, Kazuo Inamori, founder and
president of the Inamori Foundation, announced in June.
Donald E. Knuth
This is just a dream and Ill have to wake up to see who really won the prize,
Knuth said. He added that he and his wife have decided to donate the money to
Prize is awarded each year in three categories: advanced technology,
basic sciences and creative arts. Knuth won in advanced technology.