He was a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, who is best remembered now for originating the concept of a programmable computer.
Considered a “father of the computer”, Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs.
His varied work in other fields has led him to be described as “pre-eminent” among the many polymaths of his century.
was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine
An American professor of computer science.
Alan Mathison Turing was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist
Antony Hewish FRS is a British radio astronomer who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1974 (together with fellow radio-astronomer Martin Ryle) for his work on the development of radio aperture synthesis and its role in the discovery of pulsars
A British computer science who developed the World Wide Web.
is an English physicist and former musician, a Royal Society University Research Fellow, PPARC Advanced Fellow at the University of Manchester
Was a British astrophysicist of the early 20th century.
A German inventor and mechanical engineer.
Sir Benjamin Thompson was an American-born British physicist and inventor whose challenges to established physical theory were part of the 19th century revolution in thermodynamics