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The history of computer science at Harvard

Ever wonder about the early days of computer science at Harvard? The field was populated by a lively cast of characters who pursued curiosity-led discovery along multiple paths and developed a unique academic culture. Read about the “yeasty times” when computer research grew at Harvard in this Harvard Magazine article written by one who was there: Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science Harry R. Lewis.

An illustration of the Aiken Computer Science lab at Harvard

Illustration by Mark Steele

Topics: Computer Science

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