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Marcel van der Veer Education
Beyond the multiverse
January 2023

A recent study suggests that during the last decades less and less groundbreaking scientific discoveries were made …


Marcel van der Veer Science
Warp speed, mister Sulu!
October 2022

Hardly anyone will dispute that Einstein's general theory of relativity is well established now …


Marcel van der Veer Computing history
FORTRAN - lingua franca with a promising future behind it
March 2022

In the eighties, science undergraduates like me took a course in structured programming at the computer science department …


Marcel van der Veer Tech Tips
Building a small Beowulf cluster II
April 2018

As described in an earlier post, at home I operate a modest Beowulf type cluster for embarrassingly parallel simulation runs in batch mode …


Marcel van der Veer Education
Be multilingual!
January 2018

Every year my daughter's high school invites parents to partake in an evening of information sessions, to help students orient themselves on their future …


Marcel van der Veer Science
Classical thermodynamics in a nutshell
November 2017

Recently I met during an event at my Alma Mater, the University of Nijmegen, my high school physics teacher …


Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
A brief history of Algol 68 Genie
November 2016

Being the author of Algol 68 Genie, people frequently ask me why a physical chemist wrote an Algol 68 compiler …


Marcel van der Veer Tech Tips
Building a small Beowulf cluster
October 2016

At home I operate a modest Beowulf type cluster for embarrassingly parallel simulation runs in batch mode …


Marcel van der Veer Science
Digital version of doctorate thesis
January 2016

Digital version (extended) of Marcel's 1992 doctorate thesis …


Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language Algol 68
June 2009

This is a translation of the Algol 68 Revised Report into HTML, for distribution with Algol 68 Genie, an Open Source Algol 68 interpreter …


Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
Announcing Algol 68 Genie 1.0
September 2002

Algol 68 was conceived as a successor to Algol 60 …