Nobel Prize of Computing

The Nobel committee failed to recognize quickly enough the computing as a science. This is why the Nobel prize equivalent is called A.M. Turing Award and it is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery(ACM). You can read more about it on Wikipedia

Since 2014, the award has been accompanied by a prize of US $1 million, with financial support provided by Google.

Here is the list of recipients by year:

  • 1966| Alan J. Perlis
  • 1967| Maurice Wilkes
  • 1968| Richard Hamming
  • 1969| Marvin Minsky
  • 1970| James H. Wilkinson
  • 1971| John McCarthy
  • 1972| Edsger W. Dijkstra
  • 1973| Charles W. Bachman
  • 1974| Donald E. Knuth
  • 1975| Allen Newell and Herbert A. Simon
  • 1976| Michael O. Rabin and Dana S. Scott
  • 1977| John Backus
  • 1978| Robert W. Floyd
  • 1979| Kenneth E. Iverson
  • 1980| C. Antony R. Hoare
  • 1981| Edgar F. Codd
  • 1982| Stephen A. Cook
  • 1983| Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie
  • 1984| Niklaus Wirth
  • 1985| Richard M. Karp
  • 1986| John Hopcroft and Robert Tarjan
  • 1987| John Cocke
  • 1988| Ivan Sutherland
  • 1989| William Kahan
  • 1990| Fernando J. Corbat¦
  • 1991| Robin Milner
  • 1992| Butler W. Lampson
  • 1993| Juris Hartmanis and Richard E. Stearns
  • 1994| Edward Feigenbaum and Raj Reddy
  • 1995| Manuel Blum
  • 1996| Amir Pnueli
  • 1997| Douglas Engelbart
  • 1998| Jim Gray
  • 1999| Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
  • 2000| Andrew Chi-Chih Yao
  • 2001| Ole-Johan Dahl and and Kristen Nygaard
  • 2002| Ronald L. Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard M. Adleman
  • 2003| Alan Kay
  • 2004| Vinton G. Cerf and and Robert E. Kahn
  • 2005| Peter Naur
  • 2006| Frances E. Allen
  • 2007| Edmund M. Clarke,E. Allen Emerson, Joseph Sifakis
  • 2008| Barbara Liskov
  • 2009| Charles P. Thacker
  • 2010| Leslie G. Valiant
  • 2011| Judea Pearl
  • 2012| Silvio Micali and Shafi Goldwasser
  • 2013| Leslie Lamport
  • 2014| Michael Stonebraker
  • 2015| Martin Hellman and Whitfield Diffie
  • 2016| Tim Berners-Lee
  • 2017|