Charles Leonard Hamblin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Charles Leonard Hamblin

Australian philosopher and computer pioneer

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1922

Place of Birth: Australia

Date of Death: 14-May-1985

Profession: engineer, computer scientist, professor, philosopher

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Charles Leonard Hamblin

  • Charles Leonard Hamblin (1922 – 14 May 1985) was an Australian philosopher, logician, and computer pioneer, as well as a professor of philosophy at the New South Wales University of Technology (now the University of New South Wales) in Sydney. Among his most well-known achievements in the area of computer science was the introduction of Reverse Polish Notation and the use in 1957 of a push-down pop-up stack.
  • This preceded the work of Friedrich Ludwig Bauer and Klaus Samelson on use of a push-pop stack.
  • The stack had been invented by Alan Turing in 1946 when he introduced such a stack in his design of the ACE computer.
  • Hamblin's most well-known contribution to philosophy is his book Fallacies, a standard work in the area of the false conclusions in logic.

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