Maxwell Newman

Updated: 12/30/2019 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 SSEM (Small Scale Experimental Machine, also known as the "Manchester Baby"), 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).