Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Maxwell (Max) Herman Alexander Newman
Born: February 7, 1897, in Chelsea, London
Death: February 22, 1984 (Age: 87)
- British mathematician and code breaker.
- His work in World War II led to the construction of Colossus, the first operational electronic computer.
- Established the Royal Society Computing Machine Laboratory at Manchester University. In 1948, the lab produced the Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine, which was the world's first stored-program electronic computer.
Honors and awards
- D.Sc. University of Hull (1968).
- LMS De Morgan Medal (1962).
- Royal Society Sylvester Medal (1958).