Tom Kilburn
#3600 Overall Influence

Tom Kilburn

British electrical engineer


Why is this person notable and influential?

Tom Kilburn was an English mathematician and computer scientist. Over the course of a productive 30-year career, he was involved in the development of five computers of great historical significance. With Freddie Williams he worked on the Williams–Kilburn tube and the world’s first electronic stored-program computer, the Manchester Baby, while working at the University of Manchester. His work propelled Manchester and Britain into the forefront of the emerging field of computer science.

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University of Manchester
University of Manchester

Public research university in Manchester, England

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Victoria University of Manchester
Victoria University of Manchester

British university

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#59 World Rank
Computer Science
#163 World Rank
#1665 World Rank