Norman Margolus

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Norman Margolus

Name: Norman Margolus

Born: 1955

Computer-related contributions

  • Canadian-American computer scientist and physicist.
  • Known for his research on reversible computing and cellular automata.
  • One of the organizers of a seminal research meeting on the connections between physics and computation theory (Mosquito Island,1982).
  • Invented the block cellular automaton and the Margolus neighborhood for block cellular automata.
  • Founded and was chief scientist for Permabit, an information storage device company.

Significant publications

  • Cellular Automata Machines: A New Environment for Modeling (1987).

Honors and awards

  • Research affiliate with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).