Donald Knuth’s 80th birthday on January 10, 2018 will be celebrated by two connected events, both in Piteå, Sweden.
- January 8-10 (Monday-Wednesday morning): The scientific symposium ”Knuth80: Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Information” in honor of Don’s career-long efforts that have inspired us all. Don’s interests and accomplishments are very broad, and the symposium will therefore include contributions from distinguished scientists in several areas where Don’s influence has been important.
See Program and Confirmed speakers
- January 10, afternoon (Wednesday): The world premiere of Fantasia Apocalyptica, a multimedia work for pipe organ and video that Don has written. It will be performed by the Canadian organist Jan Overduin on the magnificent new pipe organ in Studio Acusticum in Piteå.
See Fantasia Apocalyptica.
Recommended arrival and departure for participants in the symposium: January 7-11 (Sunday – Thursday).
Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.
Sponsored in part by:
Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Center for Science of Information
Swedish Research Council (VR)
- Don suggests that some of the participants who have a little free time might like to look at a few conjectures about set partitions and generating functions that he has put online at http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/caspagf.txt
- The link for the Lucida ”DK” is https://tug.org/lucida/knuth80/