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Konrad Zuse, (June 22, 1910 - December 18, 1995)
a German engineer and computer pioneer [1]. His greatest achievement was the world's first functional program-controlled Turing-complete computer, the Z3, in 1941. Between 1943 and 1945 Zuse designed the high-level programming language Plankalkül [2] , first published about in 1948. Since 1941 Zuse worked on chess playing algorithms and formulated program routines [3] in Plankalkül in 1945.

His "Rechnender Raum" (Calculating Space) [4] started the field of Digital Physics in 1969, later popularized and extended by Edward Fredkin, Jürgen Schmidhuber [5] and Stephen Wolfram [6].
Konrad Zuse [7]

Photos

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Konrad Zuse with the rebuilt Z3 in 1961 [8]

Plankalkül and Chess

Images from Der Plankalkül, Kapitel 5, Schachtheorie [9]
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Plankalkül, two squares (v0, v1) are adjacent, if they are not equal, and both absolute rank and file distance
are less or equal than one (L), structural square indices written vertically

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Zuse's 8x8 Board with three bit file, rank coordinates: a1 = 000, 000; e2 = L00, 00L

See also


Selected Publications

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  • Herbert Bruderer (2012). Konrad Zuse und die Schweiz. Oldenbourg Verlag, ISBN 978-3-486-71366-4 (German) [12]

External Links


References

  1. ^ Jaap van den Herik (1990). An Interview with Konrad Zuse. ICCA Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2
  2. ^ Raúl Rojas, Cüneyt Göktekin, Gerald Friedland, Mike Krüger, Ludmila Scharf, Olaf Langmack, Denis Kuniß (2000). Plankalkül: The First High-Level Programming Language and its Implementation, Free University of Berlin
  3. ^ Friedrich L. Bauer (2000). The Plankalkül of Konrad Zuse - revisited. in The first computers : history and architectures edited by Raúl Rojas and Ulf Hashagen, MIT Press
  4. ^ Konrad Zuse (1969). Rechnender Raum. Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg & Sohn. pdf, (1970). Calculating Space, MIT Technical Translation AZT-70-164-GEMIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Project MAC)
  5. ^ Zuse's Thesis - Zuse hypothesis - Algorithmic Theory of Everything - Digital Physics, Rechnender Raum (Computing Space, Computing Cosmos) - Computable Universe - The Universe is a Computer - Theory of Everything by Jürgen Schmidhuber
  6. ^ Konrad Zuse | Calculating Space from Wikipedia
  7. ^ Konrad Zuse Biography by J. A. N. Lee, September 1994
  8. ^ Zuse's Z3, the World's First Programmable Computer, Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends
  9. ^ Der Plankalkül, Kapitel 5, Schachtheorie (pdf) from The Konrad Zuse Internet Archive
  10. ^ ICGA Reference Database (pdf)
  11. ^ Konrad Zuse Der rechnende Raum. Feature-Skript von Constanze Kurz und Marcus Richter, Hörspiel-Werkstatt, October 2006 (German) pdf
  12. ^ DIGITAL BRAINSTORMING: Konrad Zuse und die Schweiz oder: Wer hat den Computer erfunden (German)

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