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The Greatest Scientists

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#: 961 - 970

# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
961
Jean E. Sammet

0

Computer science

Developed the FORMAC programming language. She was also the first to write extensively about the history and categorization of programming languages in 1969, and became the first female president of the Association for Computing Machinery in 1974.
962
Banū Mūsā

0

Computer science

The Banū Mūsā brothers wrote the Book of Ingenious Devices, where they described what appears to be the first programmable machine, an automatic flute player.[9]
963
Yoshiro Nakamatsu

0

Computer science

Invented the first floppy disk at Tokyo Imperial University in 1950,[10][11] receiving a 1952 Japanese patent[12][13] and 1958 US patent for his floppy magnetic disk sheet invention,[14] and licensed to Nippon Columbia in 1960[15] and IBM in the 1970
964
Akira Nakashima

0

Computer science

NEC engineer introduced switching circuit theory in papers from 1934 to 1936, laying the foundations for digital circuit design, in digital computers and other areas of modern technology.
965
Pāṇini

0

Computer science

Ashtadhyayi Sanskrit grammar was systematised and technical, using metarules, transformations, and recursions, a forerunner to formal language theory and basis for Panini-Backus form used to describe programming languages.
966
Alan Perlis

0

Computer science

On Project Whirlwind, member of the team that developed the ALGOL programming language, and the first recipient of the Turing Award
967
Pier Giorgio Perotto

0

Computer science

Designer of Olivetti Programma 101, the first personal computer.
968
Rózsa Péter

0

Computer science

Published a series of papers grounding recursion theory as a separate area of mathematical research, setting the foundation for theoretical computer science.
969
Rosalind Picard

0

Computer science

Founded Affective Computing, and laid the foundations for giving computers skills of emotional intelligence.
970
Emil L. Post

0

Computer science

Developed the Post machine as a model of computation, independently of Turing. Known also for developing truth tables, the Post correspondence problem used in recursion theory as well as proving what is known as Post's theorem.

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