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Kenneth Thompson
Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie--1973.jpg
Thompson (left) wi Dennis Ritchie.
Born (1943-02-04) 4 Februar 1943 (age 76)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
NaitionalityAmerican
Alma materVarsity o Californie, Berkeley (B.S., 1965; M.S., 1966)
Kent forUnix
B (programmin leid)
Belle (chess machine)
UTF-8
Endgame tablebase
Go
AwairdsIEEE Emanuel R. Piore Awaird (1982)
Turing Awaird (1983)
Computer Pioneer Awaird (1994)
Computer History Museum Fellow (1997)[1]
Naitional Medal o Technology (1998)
Tsutomu Kanai Awaird (1999)
Japan Prize (2011)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
InstitutionsBell Labs
Entrisphere, Inc
Google Inc.

Kenneth Lane "Ken" Thompson (born Februar 4, 1943), commonly referred tae as ken in hacker circles,[2] is an American pioneer o computer science.

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