Awards and honors
In 1971, Knuth was the recipient of the first ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award. He has received various other awards including the Turing Award, the National Medal of Science, the John von Neumann Medal, and the Kyoto Prize.
Knuth was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society (DFBCS) in 1980 in recognition of Knuth's contributions to the field of computer science.
In 1990 he was awarded the one-of-a-kind academic title of Professor of The Art of Computer Programming, which has since been revised to Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming.
Knuth was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1975. In 1992, he became an associate of the French Academy of Sciences. Also that year, he retired from regular research and teaching at Stanford University in order to finish The Art of Computer Programming. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 2003.
Knuth was elected as a Fellow (first class of Fellows) of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 2009 for his outstanding contributions to mathematics. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. In 2012, he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Other awards and honors include:
- First ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, 1971
- Turing Award, 1974
- Lester R. Ford Award, 1975 and 1993
- Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecturer, 1978
- National Medal of Science, 1979
- Franklin Medal, 1988
- John von Neumann Medal, 1995
- Harvey Prize from the Technion, 1995
- Kyoto Prize, 1996
- Fellow of the Computer History Museum "for his fundamental early work in the history of computing algorithms, development of the TeX typesetting language, and for major contributions to mathematics and computer science." 1998
- Asteroid 21656 Knuth, named in his honor in May 2001
- Katayanagi Prize, 2010
- BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of Information and Communication Technologies, 2010
- Turing Lecture, 2011
- Stanford University School of Engineering Hero Award, 2011