TUM commemorates Prof. Friedrich L. Bauer

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Friedrich L. Bauer’s bust was unveiled by TUM President  Thomas F. Hofmann
Friedrich L. Bauer’s bust was unveiled by TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann, informatics scientist Manfred Broy, Friedrich L. Bauer’s widow Hildegard Bauer, sculptor Ubbo Enninga, donor Ernst Denert, TUM President Emeritus Wolfgang A. Herrmann and Markus Schwaiger, President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.


Father of informatics in Germany

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is marking the centenary of the birth of Prof. Friedrich L. Bauer, who held the university’s first informatics chair. A bust has now been officially unveiled outside the lecture hall named in his honor in the building of the TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology in Garching. Prof. Bauer made decisive contributions toward establishing informatics as a scientific field. With ALGOL 60, he also laid the foundations for modern programming languages.

Prof. Bauer coined the term "software engineering" - now in common use worldwide - back in 1968. ...
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