“Origin and Development of Informatics”
Prof. Andrea Sgarro
DATE: 31 August 2018
TIME: 15:00 – 16:00 pm
LOCATION: Rigoni Stern Institute
Many think that informatics (computer science) has nothing like an initial chapter to be called The emergence of informatics, since computers arose more or less from scratch during the second world war. We shall try to re-trace the deep cultural roots of informatics in European culture (and not only) up to our days, focusing on the big names of Alan Turing and Konrad Zuse, who may be well seen as the fathers of theoretical computer science and information technology, respectively.
- Konrad Zuse, The computer – My life, Springer Verlag. 1993
- Robert Harris, Enigma, 1995, Hutchinson (UK), Random House (USA)