# Mathematician:Niklaus Emil Wirth

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## Mathematician

Swiss computer scientist, best known for designing several programming languages, including Pascal, and for pioneering several classic topics in software engineering.

## Nationality

Swiss

## History

- Born: 15 February 1934 in Winterthur, Switzerland

## Theorems and Definitions

Results named for **Niklaus Emil Wirth** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Niklaus Emil Wirth** can be found here.

## Publications

- April 1971:
*Program Development by Stepwise Refinement*(*Communications of the ACM***Vol. 14**,*no. 4*: pp. 221 – 7) - 1974:
*On the Design of Programming Languages*(*Proc. IFIP Congress***Vol. 74**: pp. 386 – 393) - November 1977:
*What Can We Do about the Unnecessary Diversity of Notations for Syntax Definitions?*(*Communications of the ACM***Vol. 20**,*no. 11*: pp. 822 – 823)