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The emergence of computing science research and teaching at Cambridge, 1936-49

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The motivation behind the creation of the Cambridge University Mathematical Laboratory and its original terms of reference are described. The changes to the laboratory caused by World War II are discussed. The Cambridge Mathematical Laboratory was reestablished in 1945 under the directorship of M.V. Wilkes. The ways in which Wilkes developed the work of the laboratory and built up a research team to work on the EDSAC project, which established Cambridge as a major center of computer research, are considered.<>

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 4 )