Supercomputers at Princeton, 1968

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Facing the computer center’s IBM 7090, one of the largest modern computers of its time, are Gloria Cantor (machine operator), Robert Houck (machine operator), Dr. Leon Lapidus, Professor of Chemical Engineering, ca. 1968-70.

Princeton has been at the forefront of computing since Alan Turing, Alonzo Church, and John von Neumann were among the faculty. Today the Department of Computer Science has faculty in such diverse research areas as computational biology; network systems; graphics, sound, and vision; machine learning; programming languages and security; and theory.

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