Donald Knuth Biography

    Published On Aug 27, 2015
    Facts of Donald Knuth
    Date of Birth: 1938 , January-10
    Birth Nation: United States
    Name Luke Bryan
    Nationality Ameriacn
    Birth Place/City Houston, Texas
    Ethnicity White
    Profession Musician
    Weight in KG 81 kg
    Married Yes
    Married to Caroline Boyer (m. 2006)
    Children N/A
    Education Georgia Southern University
    Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Wiki
    TV Show Academy of Country Music Awards
    Net Worth $ 7 Million
    Eye Color Brown
    Hair Color Brown
    Body Measurements 36-27-34
    Birth Name Thomas Luther Bryan
    Father Tommy Bryan
    Mother LeClaire
    Working For Nation Team of England football,Liverpool
    Face Color White
    Famous for Singer ,songwriter ,guitarist ,pianist
    Divorce N/A
    Awards Academy of Country Music Awards
    Breast Size 36A
    Waist size 27
    Hip Size 34
    Salary N/A
    Tattoo(s) Not Available
    Religion Jewish
    Neck Size 8.7
    Shoe Size 9 (US)
    Movies Nashville
    Sisters Vickie Lynn Swayze
    Siblings Don Swayze
    Girlfriend Amber Smith
    Music Group 3LW
    Nick Name "Luke"
    Affair with John Andersson
    Albums Head or Heart
    Chest Size Unknown
    Boyfriend John Andersson
    Special Title Miss January 1999
    Books Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities
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    Donald is a married man and he is married to Jill Knuth, however, there is no more information about when he was married and how many children he has. There is also no more information about his extra marital affairs and the case of these sweet couple getting divorced. In 2006, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent surgery the same year and started "a little bit of radiation therapy... as a precaution but the prognosis looks pretty good"; he stated these things in his video autobiography.

    Donald was in an official group of people to write a book on computer programming language compilers. While he was on this project, he concluded that he could not adequately create the topic without first developing a fundamental theory of computer programming, which became The Art of Computer Programming. He published the first volume of his book in 1968. Prior to publishing the 1st volume of The Art of Computer Programming, he left Cal-tech to accept employment with the Institute for Defense Analyses' Communications Research Division, then situated on the Princeton University campus, which was performing mathematical research in cryptography to support the National Security Agency. He earned a huge salary being a scientist and a professor at various institutions. However, his real time net worth is unknown to the press.
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    Donald Knuth

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    Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    1938

    He was from a middle-class family. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father owned a small printing business and taught bookkeeping at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. He attended Milwaukee Lutheran High School, where he earned achievement awards.

    Received his bachelor of science degree

    1960

    He attended Case Institute of Technology majoring physics. However, he switched his major from physics to mathematics and he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1960 and at the same time he was also honored with a Master of Science degree by a special award of the faculty who considered his work exceptionally outstanding.

     

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer

    2006

    In 2006, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent surgery the same year and started "a little bit of radiation therapy... as a precaution but the prognosis looks pretty good"; he stated these things in his video autobiography.

     

    Published the first volume of his book

    1968

    Donald was one of the official group of people to write a book on computer programming language. While he was on this project, he concluded that he could not adequately create the topic without first developing a fundamental theory of computer programming, which became The Art of Computer Programming. He published the first volume of his book in 1968. 

    Wrote the preface of the book A=B

    1995

    In 1995, he wrote the preface to the book A=B by Marko Petkovsek, Herbert Wilf and Doron Zeilberger. He is also an occasional contributor to The Journal of Recreational Linguistics. He is also the author of Surreal Numbers. It is a mathematical novelette on John Conway's set theory construction of an alternate system of numbers.

    Honored with the first ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award

    1971

    Knuth has received lots of honor in his life for his contribution to the scientific world. In 1971, he was honored with the first ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award. He has also received awards like the Turing Award, the National Medal of Science, the John von Neumann Medal, and the Kyoto Prize.

    Honored by the title of Professor of The Art of Computer Programming

    1990

    He is a great computer scientist. He has provided lots of thing to the computer world. For this in 1990 he was crowned the one-of-a-kind academic title of Professor of The Art of Computer Programming, which has since been revised to Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming.

    Published his first scientific article

    1957

    It was 1957, when he published his first "scientific" article in a school magazine. It was published under the title "Potrzebie System of Weights and Measures." In this article, he classified the fundamental unit of length as the thickness of Mad No. 26, and named the fundamental unit of force "whatmeworry." Mad published the article in issue No. 33.

    Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

    1975

    He has been honored with prestigious awards for his valuable contribution to this world. In 1975, he was inducted to the National Academy of Sciences. In 1992, he also became an associate of the French Academy of Sciences. In 2003, he was elected as a foreign member of the Royal Society.

    He received Turing Award

    1974

    Since 1971, he has received lots of honors and awards. In 1974, he received Turing Award. The following year he was also honored by the Lester R. Ford Award. He also won this award in 1993. In late 70s he was also honored with the Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecturer and National Medal of Science.