Frederic Calland Williams

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Frederic Calland Williams
Born (1911-06-26)26 June 1911
Stockport
Died 11 August 1977(1977-08-11) (aged 66)
Manchester
Nationality English
Citizenship British

Sir Frederic Calland Williams, CBE, FRS (26 June 1911 Stockport – 11 August 1977 Manchester),[1][2] known as 'F.C. Williams' or (less often) 'Freddie Williams',[3] was an English engineer.

Williams attended the University of Manchester, and received his doctorate in 1936 after studying at Magdalen College, Oxford.[4]

Working at the Telecommunications Research Establishment he was a substantial contributor during World War II to the development of radar.

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In 1946 he was appointed as head of the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Manchester. There, with Tom Kilburn, he pioneered the first stored-program digital computer, the Manchester Mark 1 computer

He is also recognised for his invention of the Williams-Kilburn tube, an early memory device.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kilburn, T.; Piggott, L. S. (1978). "Frederic Calland Williams. 26 June 1911-11 August 1977". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 24: 583. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1978.0020.  edit
  2. ^ "Corrigenda: Frederic Calland Williams. 26 June 1911-11 August 1977". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 25: 0–1. 1979. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1979.0001.  edit
  3. ^ "Frederric Calland Williams". 
  4. ^ "Williams, Prof. Sir Frederic (Calland)". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. December 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 

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