Professor Sir Frederic Williams and Professor Tom Kilburn brushed metal plaque in Manchester
In the laboratory above this point the world's first stored program computer was run on June 21st, 1948. The research team was led by Professor Sir Frederic Williams, CBE, FRS and Professor Tom Kilburn, CBE, FRS.
Tom Kilburn CBE, FRS (11 August 1921 – 17 January 2001) was an English engineer. With Freddie Williams he worked on the Williams-Kilburn Tube and the world's first stored-program computer, the Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM), while working at the University of Manchester.