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Biographies

There are many people involved with development of the 'Baby'. You can find out more about their involvement in the development of the SSEM and their other achievements by reading through their biographies.

 

Working on the Mark 1

The research group at work on the Manchester Mark 1

Here we see the Manchester Mark 1 Engineering team (minus Geoff Tootill) at work; left to right D.B.G. (Dai) Edwards, Prof. F.C. Williams, Tom Kilburn, A.A. (Alec) Robinson and G.E. ("Tommy") Thomas.

Freddie Wiliams

Freddie Williams 1911 - 1977

Working with Tom Kilburn he pioneered the first stored-program digital computer at the University of Manchester.

 
Tom Kilburn

Tom Kilburn 1921 - 2001

Tom Kilburn along with Freddie Williams devised the first effective random access electronic storage device for use in computers, using a Cathode Ray Tube.

 
Tom Kilburn

Geoff Tootill

Geoff was an invaluable member of the team that developed the SSEM.


 
Alan Turing

Alan Turing 1912 - 1954

Turing provided an influential formalisation of the concept of the algorithm and computation with the Turing machine.


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