Arthur Burks

Mathematician, Award Winner

1915 – 2008

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Who was Arthur Burks?

Arthur Walter Burks was an American mathematician who worked in the 1940s as a senior engineer on the project that contributed to the design of the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer. Decades later, Burks and his wife Alice Burks outlined their case for the subject matter of the ENIAC having been derived from John Vincent Atanasoff. Burks was also for several decades a faculty member at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Born
Oct 13, 1915
Duluth
Also known as
  • Arthur W. Burks
  • Arthur Walter Burks
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, University of Michigan
    Philosophy
    ( - 1941)
Lived in
  • Ann Arbor
    (1946 - 2008/05/14)
Died
May 14, 2008
Ann Arbor

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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