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Trivia: Biographical Languages

In 1971, Nicklaus Wirth introduced the programming language Pascal, named after the 17th century French philosopher, physicist, and mathematician Blaise Pascal.

In the late 1970s, a group led by Adjuct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Butler W. Lampson designed a language for writing verifiable systems programs, and named it Euclid, after the the ancient Greek geometer.

What parallel programming language developed at Yale in the 1980s was named for a porn star?

This week's winners will each win two LSC movie tickets and one large tub of popcorn, courtesy of LSC. Showing this weekend:

Fri 7 & 10 p.m. Operation Condor in 26-100

Fri 7:30 p.m. Goldfinger in 10-250

Sat 7 & 10 p.m. Cop Land in 26-100

Sun 4 & 7 p.m. Operation Condor / Cop Land in 26-100

Send your answer to trivia@the-tech.mit.edu by 3 p.m. Wednesday. Two random drawings from all of the correct entries will be held to determine this week's two winners.

This feature was brought to you by the CAC Program Board. Today's factoids are by the MIT Quiz Bowl team. Members of the quiz bowl team are not eligible.