Kristen Nygaard

Computer scientist, Mathematician (1926-2002)

Kristen Nygaard (27 August 1926 – 10 August 2002) was a Norwegian computer scientist, programming language pioneer, and politician. Internationally, Nygaard is acknowledged as the co-inventor of object-oriented programming and the programming language Simula with Ole-Johan Dahl in the 1960s. Nygaard and Dahl received the 2001 A. M. Turing Award for their contribution to computer science.

Kristen Nygaard

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  • To program is to understand.
  • The world language is English as spoken by foreigners.

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