Edward Arthur Newman

Edward Arthur Newman
Birth and death
1918 - 1993
Profession details
Computer Engineer
Related place
Alistair Grant

Edward Arthur Newman (1918-1993), computer engineer. In September 1947 Newman left EMI to work at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington. He worked alongside Alan Turing, providing the specialist knowledge needed to implement his design for a stored-program electronic digital computer. Turing left the NPL on a sabbatical from which he did not return, but they remained friends through a common interest in cross-country running, which they practised together. Aftert Turing left the NPL developed Turing's design into the 'Pilot ACE', one of the first stored-program electronic digital computers in the world, which ran its 1st program at the NPL on 10th May 1950, later providing the world's first commercial computing service. He built a family home at Oxshott, although moved to Addlestone after a divorce and remarriage in 1982.

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