Knuth's personal vitrine with artefacts related to typography and his life. Photo by Petr Sojka

Donald Knuth, Dana Scott – Turing Prize Laureates in Brno

We cordially invite you to meet two legends of Computer Science, professors Donald Ervin Knuth and Dana Stewart Scott, in Brno. Both are holders of ACM Turing prize (1974 resp. 1976), both were professors of the Computer Science at Stanford in sixties, and both will come to Brno, a place linked to Kurt Gödel or Gregor Johann Mendel, at the same time!

Free admission for all events, given room capacity. Take your seats well in advance, please.

Week with Turing prize laureates

October 8–11, 2019

Oct 8th, 14:00 Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, lecture hall D1.
Q&A session by Donald Knuth: Computer Programming as Art – Views and responses to any related question and comments
Come with prepared questions about Computer Programming for "unprepared" professor Knuth (session inspired by Feynman's All Questions Answered talks). facebook event
event landing page with archive and photogallery

Oct 9th, 12:30 Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, lecture hall D3+D1.
Q&A session by Donald Knuth: Boundless Interests – Computer programming is an art form, like the creation of poetry or music
Come with prepared questions not only about Computer Programming for "unprepared" professor Knuth (really All Questions Answered, including music ;-). facebook event
event landing page with archive and photogallery

Oct 9th, 16:30 Masaryk University's Mendel Museum, Augustinian Abbey Refectory at Mendel's Square, Brno.
Lecture by Dana Stewart Scott: Enumeration Operators, Probability, Type Theory
Lecture by the holder of Turing prize ("Nobel Prize for Computer Science") as part of Masaryk University's lecture series in Mathematics, Physics, & Computer Science. facebook event
photogallery

Oct 11th, 19:00, Brno, Jesuit Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
Multimedia performance of oratorium Fantasia Apocalyptica.
The Czech première of Knuth's musical opus, with personal presence of the author, first doctor honoris causa of FI MU Donald E. Knuth. Organist Jan Rotrekl will play on new Hermann Mathis pipe organ. facebook event
event landing page with archive and photogallery

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How to get at FI
How to get at Faculty of Informatics by public transport

The closest stops are Hrnčířská (tram 1, 6) or Botanická (trolleybus 32).

How to get at FI by a car and all about parking
  • Parking at Veveří street next to the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, parking is paid, but free during weekends. It is 10 minutes to walk to FI.
  • Parking at Shopping center Královo Pole, parking is free in the garages (9.00–21.00) or nonstop at outside parking lots (also free). It takes 15 minutes to walk to FI.
  • Parking in local blue zones around is paid, with the exception of the weekends.
Wheelchair access information at Faculty of Informatics

The FI building has wheelchair access and wheelchair access toilets. In case you have specific demands, contact oph@teiresias.muni.cz. In case it would be difficult for you to park far from FI, we can arrange to park directly at Botanická 68a building, contact 25fi@fi.muni.cz.

The map with FI location at Botanická 68a
The Schedule of celebrations 2019–2020