Japan Prize Award – Congratulations to Dr.Ritchie and Dr. Thompson

Congratulation for winning the Japan Prize Award and many thanks to Dr. Dennis Ritchie and Dr. Ken Thompson for the development of UNIX.

The Japan Prize (日本国際賞) is awarded to people from all parts of the world whose „original and outstanding achievements in science and technology are recognized as having advanced the frontiers of knowledge and served the cause of peace and prosperity for mankind.“ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Prize

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (username: dmr, born September 9, 1941) is an American computer scientist notable for developing C and for having influence on other programming languages, as well as operating systems such as Multics and Unix. He received the Turing Award in 1983 and the National Medal of Technology 1998 on April 21, 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie

Ken Thompson (born February 4, 1943), commonly referred to as ken in hacker circles,[1] is an American pioneer of computer science notable for his work with the B programming language and his shepherding of the Unix and Plan 9 operating systems. Most recently Thompson is also the co-creator of Google’s programming language Go. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Thompson

Thompson (left) with Dennis Ritchie.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ken_n_dennis.jpg

Who invented it – The Leidenfrost effect

For everyone who wants to put his hand in liquid nitrogene there is good news, the Leidenfrost effect. The Myth Busters even shows it with molten lead. Do you believe science enough to porove yourself ?