Bram Jan Loopstra

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Bram Jan Loopstra (1925 – 1979)[1][2] was a Dutch computing pioneer who worked at the Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam[3] and then at Electrologica with Adriaan van Wijngaarden, Carel S. Scholten and Gerrit Blaauw.[4] From 1956 until at least 1963 he was technical director of Electrologica.[5] At his death after a long illness on March 22, 1979, he was adjunct director of the Philips International Institute.[2]

At the Mathematisch Centrum he contributed to the ARRA I and II and ARMAC.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Loopstra, B. J. "Logische synthese van rekencircuits." Stichting Mathematisch Centrum. Zuivere Wiskunde ZW 10/52 (Actualiteiten) (1952): 1-7.
  • Loopstra, B. J. "The X—1 Computer." The Computer Journal 2.1 (1959): 39-43.
  • Loopstra, B. J. "Input and output in the X-1 system." COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM. Vol. 2. No. 7. 1959.