Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Edsger Dijkstra, 72, Physicist Who Shaped Computer Era, Dies," by JohnMarkoff. The New York Times, 10August 2002.

The obituary outlines Dijkstra's contributions to mathematical logicthat underlie computer programs and operating systems, making him one ofthe giants in the field.

--- Annette Emerson