Maxwell Newman

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Maxwell Newman

Name: Maxwell (Max) Herman Alexander Newman

Born: February 7, 1897, in Chelsea, London

Death: February 22, 1984 (Age: 87)

Computer-related contributions

  • 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).