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Published on Mar 17, 2009
Professor Donald Knuth visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss the interactions between faith and science. This event took place on March 16, 2009, as part of the Authors@Google series.
In the fall of 1999, Donald was invited to give six public lectures at MIT on the general subject of relations between faith and science, during which he touched upon such topics as the interaction of randomization and religion, language translation, art and aesthetics, and the 3:16 project. During his talk at Google, Donald will similarly be focusing on the interactions between faith and science.
Donald Knuth is a renowned computer scientist and Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University. He is the author of numerous books, including three volumes (so far) of The Art of Computer Programming, five volumes of Computers & Typesetting, and a non-technical book entitled 3:16 Bible Texts Illuminated, and he has been called the father of the analysis of algorithms. Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system and the related METAFONT font definition language and rendering system, that are extensively used for book publishing throughout the world. Donald is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering, and he is a foreign associate of the French, Norwegian, Bavarian, and Russian science academies as well as the Royal Society of London. He has received the Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery, the National Medal of Science from President Carter in 1979, not to mention numerous other distinguished honors.