Naur in 2008
|Died||3 January 2016 (aged 87)|
Peter Naur (25 October 1928 – 3 January 2016) was a Danish
Naur began his career as an
His main areas of inquiry were design, structure and performance of
Naur was married to computer scientist
Naur disliked the very term "computer science" and suggested it be called "datalogy" or "
Since the middle of the 1960s, computer science has been practiced in Denmark under Peter Naur's term datalogy, the science of data processes. Starting at Regnecentralen and the University of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Tradition of Computer Science has developed its own special characteristics by means of a close connection with applications and other fields of knowledge. The tradition is not least visible in the area of education. Comprehensive project activity is an integral part of the curriculum, thus presenting theory as an aspect of realistic solutions known primarily through actual experience. Peter Naur early recognized the particular educational challenges presented by computer science. His innovations have shown their quality and vitality also at other universities. There is a close connection between computer science training as it has been formed at Copenhagen University, and the view of computer science which has characterized Peter Naur's research .
In later years he was quite outspoken of the pursuit of science as a whole: Naur can possibly be identified with the
Naur won the 2005
Naur died on 3 January 2016 after a short illness.