Jürg Gutknecht

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Jürg Gutknecht (born January 3, 1949 in Bülach) is a Swiss Computer Scientist. He developed (together with Niklaus Wirth) the programming language Oberon and the corresponding operating system Oberon.

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Jürg Gutknecht was full professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ETH Zurich until April 2014.

From 1967 to 1970 he was a member of the real-time system programming group at Swissair. Then he studied mathematics at the ETH and worked in parallel at IBM as a student employee. In 1978 he received his doctorate in mathematics. He joined Niklaus Wirth's research team in 1981, working on the Lilith and Modula-2. After a sabbatical at PARC in 1984/1985, he developed conjointly with Niklaus Wirth the Oberon System based on the Oberon programming language.[1] Together with Peter Schweri he developed the system «Sakkara» for the purpose of writing partiturs of typical construktive Peter-Schweri-art compositions for presentation on computer and internet.

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