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John von Neumann

“John von Neumann (b. 28 December 1903, Budapest, Hungary; d. 8 February 1957, Washington, DC) has become one of the legendary figures of 20th century mathematics. The stories of his quickness of mind, power of absolute recall, linguistic range, and

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Charles Babbage and the programmable computer

“Charles Babbage was born in London on 26 December 1791. His education was mostly private and he went up to Cambridge University in 1810. Cambridge studies were then strongly oriented toward mathematics. Babbage, however, soon discovered that Newton’s ideas still

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The first Computer programmer: Augusta Ada, countess of Lovelace

“Augusta Ada Byron was born in London on 10 December 1815. She was the daughter of Lord Byron and Annabella Milbanke Byron, whose separation a little over a month after her birth was followed by Lord Byron’s leaving England, never

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Grace Hopper

“Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was born in New York City on 9 December 1906. She received her B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from Vassar College in 1928, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She continued her graduate studies

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George Boole

“George Boole (b. Lincoln, England, 1815; d. Cork, Ireland, 1864), see Fig. 1, was one of those rarities in an era of increasing specialization: the self-taught man who followed his own path to the penetration of territory untouched by his

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Nikola Tesla

“Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 in what is now Croatia to Serbian parents Milutin and Djuka Tesla. (…) After graduation, Tesla worked for the Continental Edison Company in Paris. In 1884, he went to New York and immediately took

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Alan Turing

“Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) was born in London, the son of Julius Mathison Turing of the Indian Civil Service and of Ethel Sara Turing (née Stoney). The Stoneys were a family of considerable scientific distinction, three of them having been

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Santo Antonio de Lisboa

Saint Anthony (Santo António)  “original name Fernando   (born 1195, Lisbon, Portugal—died June 13, 1231, Arcella, Verona [now in Italy]; canonized 1232; feast day June 13), Franciscan friar, doctor of the church, and patron of the poor. Baptized Ferdinand, he joined the Augustinian canons

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CFP: ISDOC 2014 – Information Systems and Design of Communication

ISDOC2014 International Conference on Information Systems and Design of Communication. Conference site: Sponsored by: ACM SIGDOC European Chapter (EuroSIGDOC) The ISDOC2014 will be held in Lisboa, Portugal, on May 16-17, 2014. Paper due: February 28, 2014 Author Notification: March

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Workhops Design of Cultural Communication

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