Donald Knuth's 25th Annual Christmas Lecture: Pi and The Art of Computer Programming

Topic: 
Donald Knuth's 25th Annual Christmas Lecture: Pi and The Art of Computer Programming
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
NVIDIA Auditorium
Speaker: 
Prof. Donald Knuth (Stanford)
Abstract / Description: 

For those unable to come to Stanford, the lecture will be broadcast online as a free livestream.

Abstract:
The number π appears thousands of times in The Art of Computer Programming, in many different contexts. Dr. I. J. Matrix has remarked that its digits, "when properly interpreted," actually convey the entire history of the human race! [See page 41 of Volume 2.] This lecture will examine many interpretations of those digits, both proper and improper.

 

For more details, please see the event page or check out Dr. Knuth's site.

Professor Knuth is the Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University. Dr. Knuth's classic programming texts include his seminal work The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-3, widely considered to be among the best scientific writings of the century.