Stanford Engineering Hero Lecture

Topic: 
Memories of Future and Space
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
NVIDIA Auditorium, Huang Engineering Center
Speaker: 
Charles Simonyi
Abstract / Description: 

Stanford Engineering Hero Charles Simonyi, co-creator of the first WYSIWYG text editor and chief architect of Microsoft Word, Excel and other ubiquitous workplace tools.

The only two-time space tourist, Simonyi brings his passions for flight and engineering together for his talk, "Memories of Future and Space." He'll compare how the future looked in Silicon Valley in the 1970s with what really happened, and he'll contrast the computer revolution with the progress in space as seen through his own experiences.

The Stanford Engineering Heroes program recognizes the achievements of Stanford engineers who have profoundly advanced the course of human, social and economic progress through engineering.

Please register.