Papers of Maurice Wilkes

Scope and Content

Correspondence, photographs, diaries, publications and other papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

BA 1934; PhD 1936; Fellow 1950-2010; FRS 1956. Professor of Computing Technology 1965-80. Director of the University of Cambridge Mathematical Laboratory, subsequently the Computer Laboratory. Designer of the EDSAC programmable computer, whichc successfully ran its first significant program on 6 May 1949. Honoured as a pioneer of computing in the UK, Maurice Wilkes was knighted in 2000. He was the first recipient of the Kyoto Prize, computer science's most prestigious award..

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Note

BA 1934; PhD 1936; Fellow 1950-2010; FRS 1956. Professor of Computing Technology 1965-80. Director of the University of Cambridge Mathematical Laboratory, subsequently the Computer Laboratory. Designer of the EDSAC programmable computer, whichc successfully ran its first significant program on 6 May 1949. Honoured as a pioneer of computing in the UK, Maurice Wilkes was knighted in 2000. He was the first recipient of the Kyoto Prize, computer science's most prestigious award..

Preferred citation: St John's College Library, Papers of Maurice Wilkes

Archivist's Note

10 Dec 2012

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