Herman Goldstine

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Herman Goldstine

Name: Herman Heine Goldstine

Born: September 13, 1913, in Chicago, USA

Death: June 16, 2004 (Age: 91)

Computer-related contributions

  • Mathematician and computer scientist, who was one of the original developers of ENIAC, the first of the modern electronic digital computers.
  • Helped develop flowcharts.
  • One of the chief scientists of IBM for 26 years.

Significant publications

  • Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computer Instrument (1946).
  • The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC)—The Origins of Digital Computers: Selected Papers (1946).
  • New and Full Moons: 1001 B.C. to A.D. 1651 (1973).
  • History of Numerical Analysis from the 16th Through the 19th Century (1977).
  • The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann (1980).
  • History of the Calculus of Variations from the Seventeenth Through the Nineteenth Century (1980).

Honors and awards

  • Appointed an IBM Fellow (1969).
  • Harry H. Goode Memorial Award (1979).
  • National Medal of Science (1985).
  • Hall of Fame of the Army Ordnance Department (1997).
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences of the American Philosophical Society (1997).

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