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[Computational Complexity] Knuth Prize goes to Nancy Lynch

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  • GASARCH
    The Knuth Prize for 2007 was announced: Nancy Lynch. The formal announcement is here . The Knuth Prize is awarded for a lifetime of work in the foundations of
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      The Knuth Prize for 2007 was announced: Nancy Lynch. The formal announcement is here. The Knuth Prize is awarded for a lifetime of work in the foundations of computer science. This is in contrast to awards that are for one work (e.g., best paper at STOC). A best paper award can look silly 10 years later; however, a lifetime-of-work award has much less chance of that.The Knuth Prize is $5000 plus $1000 travel expenses to go pick it up. Do they make you fill out forms and give them your receipts? This is a small amount of money as prize money goes.The Knuth Prize is given out every 1.5 years, so saying that Nancy Lynch is the `2007 winner' isn't quite right.Donald Knuth has never won the Knuth Prize, though he certainly should. Is he eligible?Previous winners are below. Impressive bunch!
      1. 1996: Andrew Yao
      2. 1997: Leslie Valiant
      3. 1999: Laszlo Lovasz
      4. 2000: Jeffrey Ullman
      5. 2002: Christos Papadimitriou
      6. 2003: Miklos Ajtai
      7. 2005: Mihalis Yannakakis


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      Posted by GASARCH to Computational Complexity at 4/10/2007 02:04:00 PM
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