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BCS/IET Manchester Turing Lecture: Donald Knuth, Stanford University

14 Jan 2011

On Tuesday 8 February (5-6.30pm) in Lecture Theatre B, University Place

An Evening with Donald Knuth - All Questions Answered

Established in 1999 in recognition of Turing's contribution to computing, the Turing Lecture series delivers innovative and engaging presentations from globally acknowledged experts.

We are delighted to announce this year's invited international speaker is Donald E. Knuth, Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University.

Donald is one of the world’s leading computer scientists, author of the highly influential The Art of Computer Programming, a pioneer in computer typesetting and generally considered the father of the analysis of algorithms.

Recognised for his unique humour as well as his intellectual brilliance, Donald brings a twist to the expected lecture format. Following a short introduction, he will be inviting questions from the audience on any subject. Time permitting, he will also reveal the significance of the number 885205232, which some speculate may turn out to be surreal.

This is a rare opportunity for you to meet one of computer science's true greats. A drinks reception will follow the lecture, at which Donald will be signing copies of his books and a range of his titles will be available to purchase at a discounted price.

The BCS/IET Turing Lecture is sponsored by IBM and is free to attend.

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