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|Birthdate=1941/09/08
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|Birthplace=Bronxville, NY, USA
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|Death date=2011/10/08
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|Associated organizations=[[Bell Labs]]
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|Fields of study=Computing
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|Awards=[[IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal]]; National Medal of Technology; Japan Prize for Information and Communications
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Dennis Ritchie was a computer scientist and program best known for his role in the development of the [[C|C programming language]] and the [[UNIX|UNIX operating system]].  
 
 
Born: September 8, 1941
 
 
 
Died: Oct. 8, 2011
 
 
 
Dennis Ritchie was a computer scientist and program best known for his role in the development of the C programming language and the UNIX operating system.  
 
  
 
Ritchie was born on September 8th, 1941 in Bronxville, New York and graduated from Harvard University with degrees in physics and applied mathematics. His work at [[Bell Labs]] began in 1967 and began working with Ken Thompson in 1968. Along with Thompson, Ritchie would develop the C programming language. The operating system was initially written in assembly, by 1973 Unix was almost entirely coded in C. C gave the operating system more flexibility and allowed it to be installed on multiple platforms. Ritchie would later write the definitive textbook on the language with co-author Brian Kernighan, ''The C Programming Language''.
 
Ritchie was born on September 8th, 1941 in Bronxville, New York and graduated from Harvard University with degrees in physics and applied mathematics. His work at [[Bell Labs]] began in 1967 and began working with Ken Thompson in 1968. Along with Thompson, Ritchie would develop the C programming language. The operating system was initially written in assembly, by 1973 Unix was almost entirely coded in C. C gave the operating system more flexibility and allowed it to be installed on multiple platforms. Ritchie would later write the definitive textbook on the language with co-author Brian Kernighan, ''The C Programming Language''.
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Ritchie and Thompson received the 1983 Turing Award, the 1990 [[IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal|IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal]], the 1998 National Medal of Technology, and the 2011 Japan Prize for Information and Communications for their pioneering work.
 
Ritchie and Thompson received the 1983 Turing Award, the 1990 [[IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal|IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal]], the 1998 National Medal of Technology, and the 2011 Japan Prize for Information and Communications for their pioneering work.
  
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Latest revision as of 17:08, 21 January 2016

Dennis Ritchie
Dennis Ritchie
Birthdate
1941/09/08
Birthplace
Bronxville, NY, USA
Death date
2011/10/08
Associated organizations
Bell Labs
Fields of study
Computing
Awards
IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, National Medal of Technology, Japan Prize for Information and Communications

Biography

Dennis M. Ritchie 2260.jpg

Dennis Ritchie was a computer scientist and program best known for his role in the development of the C programming language and the UNIX operating system.

Ritchie was born on September 8th, 1941 in Bronxville, New York and graduated from Harvard University with degrees in physics and applied mathematics. His work at Bell Labs began in 1967 and began working with Ken Thompson in 1968. Along with Thompson, Ritchie would develop the C programming language. The operating system was initially written in assembly, by 1973 Unix was almost entirely coded in C. C gave the operating system more flexibility and allowed it to be installed on multiple platforms. Ritchie would later write the definitive textbook on the language with co-author Brian Kernighan, The C Programming Language.

Ritchie and Thompson received the 1983 Turing Award, the 1990 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, the 1998 National Medal of Technology, and the 2011 Japan Prize for Information and Communications for their pioneering work.