Name: Per Brinch Hansen
Born: November 13, 1938, in Frederiksberg, in Copenhagen, Denmark
Death: July 31, 2007 (Age: 68)
- Danish-American computer scientist.
- Known for concurrent programming theory and operating systems (kernels).
- Coined the then Danish word for computer: Datamat (English: datamaton).
- A Programmer's Story: The Life of a Computer Pioneer (2004).
- The Origin of Concurrent Programming: From Semaphores to Remote Procedure Calls (2004).
- Classic Operating Systems: From Batch Processing to Distributed Systems (2001).
- Programming for Everyone in Java (1999).
- The Search for Simplicity: Essays in Parallel Programming (1996).
- Concurrent Programming: The Architecture of Concurrent Programs (1977).
- Operating system Principles (1973).
Honors and awards
- IEEE Computer Pioneer Award (2002).
- Chancellor's Medal, Syracuse University (1989).
- IEEE Fellow (1985).
- Doctor Technices (1978).
"Writing is a rigorous test of simplicity: It is just not possible to write convincingly about ideas that cannot be understood."
"Programming is the art of writing essays in crystal clear prose and making them executable."