Currently alive, at 79 years of age.
1941 – Leslie Lamport, born in Massacuhsetts. He is an American computer scientist.
1960 – A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, he received a B.S. in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1963 – 1972 – Received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Brandeis University.
2000 – His “Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System”, which received the PODC Influential Paper Award.
2001 – He joined Microsoft Research at Mountain View, California.
2003 – Received four honorary doctorates from European universities: University of Rennes and Christian Albrechts University of Kiel.
2004 – Received four honorary doctorates from EPFL.
– He received the IEEE Piore Award.
2005 – His work, the paper “Reaching Agreement in the Presence of Faults”, received the Dijkstra Prize.
2006 – Received four honorary doctorates from University of Lugano.