Full name:

Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1918

Place of Birth:

The Hague, The Netherlands

Date of Death:

February 17, 2012

Nationality:

Netherlands

Married:

30 August 1944, with Elizabeth de Groot

Children:

Jorina Aleida, born 19 January 1947

Frans Willem, born 13 April 1948

Elisabeth, born 24 November 1950, died 18 November 2008

Judith Elizabeth, born 31 March 1963

Home address:

Eikenlaan 2, 5671AB Nuenen, The Netherlands

Telephone 040-2831650

Institutional address:

Eindhoven University of Technology,

Department of Mathematics and Computing Science

PO Box 513, 5600 MB EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands

Schools:

Elementary school, The Hague,1924-1930

Secundary school (H.B.S.), The Hague 1930-1934

Leiden University, 1936-1941

Doctorateobtained on March 26, 1943, at the Free

University at Amsterdam. The subject was in

Mathematics, in particular Algebraic Number Theory.

Title of Dissertation: Over modulaire vormen van meer

veranderlijken (Modular forms in several variables)

Professional Career:

Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Technological

University Delft, September 1939-June 1944

Scientific Associate at Philips Research Laboratories,

Eindhoven, June 1944-October 1946

Professor, Department of Mathematics, Technological

University Delft, October 1946-September 1952

Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of

Amsterdam, September 1952-September 1960

Professor, Department of Mathematics, Technological

University Eindhoven, September 1960-August 1984

Professor Emeritus since August 1, 1984

Consultantship:

Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, 1960-1984

Honors:

Member Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences since 1957

Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians,

Nice 1970

Ridder Nederlandse Leeuw (Knight in the Order of the Lion) 1981

Snellius Medal 1985 (This medal of the "Genootschap ter

Bevordering van natuur-, genees-, en heelkunde" is awarded only

once in 9 years for the whole field of mathematics, natural

sciences and medicine. The work on the Automath project was

the main motivation for this case)

Honorary Member of the Netherlands Mathematical Society

("Wiskundig Genootschap") since 1988

AKZO Prize 1991

Lifetime Achievement Award. 2003

Nederlandse Vereniging v. Theoretische Informatica.

Visiting Professorships:

Gauss Professor at University of Göttingen, summer 1959

Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics of the

University of Paris at Orsay, summer 1965

Visiting Professor (Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar),

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA,

April-May 1973

Visiting Professor, University of Tel Aviv, Israel, April 1984

Papers published:

(until March 2004) about 196 journal publications and

about 120 internal reports

Subjects: Geometry, Number Theory,

Classical and Functional Analysis,

Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics,

Computer Science, Logic,

Mathematical Language, Brain Models.