Maxwell Herman Alexander Newman, 7 February 1897 - 22 February 1984

  title={Maxwell Herman Alexander Newman, 7 February 1897 - 22 February 1984},
  author={John Frank Adams},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={437 - 452}
  • J. Adams
  • Published 1 November 1985
  • Art
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Maxwell Herman Alexander Newman (‘Max Newman’) deserves to be remembered for at least three aspects of his life. He was the first in Britain to work on modern topology, and he did significant research in that subject. In the 1940s he contributed to the British success in deciphering German messages, and also to the early development of electronic computers. In Manchester he showed unusual talents as a leader and manager of a mathematics department. 
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  • Computer Science
    IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
  • 1993
The development of computers at the University of Manchester in the late 1940s is discussed, and the development at Manchester of the first prototype stored-program computer, the Manchester baby, is discussed.