Sunday, March 20, 2005

Knuth on NPR

Amit had posted before on Donald Knuth's near-completion of Volume Four of The Art of Computer Programming. There was a wonderful story on him on NPR earlier this week, where you can hear Knuth talk about his book.

From Don Knuth's page on The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford :
At the end of 1999, these books were named among the best twelve physical-science monographs of the century by American Scientist, along with: Dirac on quantum mechanics, Einstein on relativity, Mandelbrot on fractals, Pauling on the chemical bond, Russell and Whitehead on foundations of mathematics, von Neumann and Morgenstern on game theory, Wiener on cybernetics, Woodward and Hoffmann on orbital symmetry, Feynman on quantum electrodynamics, Smith on the search for structure, and Einstein's collected papers.
[Cross-posted on Zoo Station]