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

General Public

Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nvidia Auditorium

Free

Professor Knuth will present his 25th Annual Christmas Lecture on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm in NVIDIA Auditorium in Huang Engineering Center, 475 Via Ortega, Stanford University. 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.

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.

Admission Info

Event is free. Parking is available in Parking Structure 2.

More Information

Sponsors

Stanford Center for Professional Development : Office of the Vice Provost for Technology and Learning

Contact

pax@stanford.edu