James H. Wilkinson (1919-1986), FRS

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[Original is not sharp] "My ACE Team 1947:  J. H. Wilkinson, S. Gill, Betty Curtis, G. G. Alway, M. Woodger, J. H. Norton". Photographed by Donald W. Davies.  Taken outside NPL's Babbage Building. DSIR pilot model of the ACE 1950 Gerald Always, James Wilkinson, Ted Newman. Launch of Pilot ACE, Bushy House, NPL, 1950 Ted Newman, F C Colebrook, Jim Wilkinson, Donald Davies. Launch of Pilot ACE, Bushy House, NPL, 1950. Betty Curtis, Maths Division, at the operator console of the Pilot ACE. Wynn Price, Gwen Peters (seated), Brenda Webber, 1958. English Electric DEUCE, the manufactured version of Pilot ACE. Frank Blake?,Lou Page, Bill Gleed. Full-scale ACE in assembly. Frank Blake, Pat Woodruffe, Brenda Webber. Full-scale ACE in Gazebrooke Hall, NPL. Brenda Webber, seated at console of full-scale ACE. Dr  E. T. (Charles) Goodwin, Superintendant Maths Division NPL, at Closure of Full-scale ACE., 14 Feb 1967. . Incomplete caption on back:  "The NPL.. visited by groups of distinguished... who attended the Royal Society... Here is a group taken on the ... the Director and some of the ... Laboratory. E. T. (Charles) Goodwin, James Wilkinson,  Miss F Griffiths (Peggy), Ernie Albasiny on the occasion of the retirement of Miss Griffiths the Maths Office Manager in 1973.\n CS/20477/2. Crown copyright.  Central Photographic Section, NPL. James Wilkinson.\nApprox 9.75 by 7.5 inch BW print.\n\nPhotograph by Godfrey Argent, 49 Queens Gate, Knightsbridge, SW7. Reference no. GRS5443/A.\nThis photograph is in the Royal Society archives in Repository GB 117 with RefNo IM/GA/GRS/5443.\nGodfrey Argent (1937-2006) worked at the National Photographic Record from 1967-1970 and photographed Fellows of the Royal Society for more than 20 years, until 1993 (source Amateur Photographer: 29 July 2006).  Note that reproduction of this photograph requires payment of a fee to the Royal Society, who act as licensees and grant permissions on behalf of the Godfrey Argent estate. James Wilkinson. James Wilkinson. James Wilkinson. "Kodachrome print".  "ScD 1963". Wallace Givens and James Wilkinson. Argonne National Laboratory. ANL negative 145-76-8#8 (sic). James Wilkinson James Dyson FRS, James Wilkinson, Terry Quinn, Earnie Hondros. Recipients of Individual Merit Promotions at NPL in 1974. Jim's promotion was to Chief Scientific Officer on Individual Merit, a very rare promotion in the Civil Service James Wilkinson with 1970 ACM Turing Award.\nPlaque reads "1970 ACM A. M. Turing Award.  Dr James H. Wilkinson. For outstanding scientific contributions in the computing community".\n(This is from an envelope of proofs and is not the loose photograph presumably preferred.) James Wilkinson with 1970 ACM Turing Award.\nPlaque reads "1970 ACM A. M. Turing Award.  Dr James H. Wilkinson. For outstanding scientific contributions in the computing community". ?, ?, Peter Henrici, ?, Friedrich Bauer, ?, James Wilkinson, Josef Stoer. ORNL photograph no. 95407. Peter Henrici, ?, ?, ?, Friedrich Bauer, James Wilkinson, ?, Josef Stoer(?)\nORNL photograph no. 95409. Miroslav Fiedler, Olga Taussky-Todd, James Wilkinson, Alston Householder, Friedrich Bauer. ORNL photograph no. 95396. D. W. Davies, T. H. Flowers, G. M. Hopper, J. H. Wilkinson, T. Kilburn, T. R. Thompson, M. V. Wilkes,  C. Marks,  A. Coombes, Mrs Hartree, F. C. Williams, M. H. A. Newman, D. Wheeler, K. Zuse.\nTaken at the Science Museum of London at the opening of their computer gallery.\nPress Photo.  Negative no. 1945/75/9.\n"This photograph may be reproduced freely and without further reference to the museum, providing that acknowledgement "Science Museum photo" is given. Director, Science Museum London, SW7 2DD" Original print has written on back "I think Essex 1977", so this is assumed to be occasion of the award of an honorary doctorate to James Wilkinson (second from left, back row) at the University of Essex in 1979. James Wilkinson on receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex in 1979. The occasion of presentation to James Wilkinson of honorary fellowship of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) in 1977. L to R: Professor Sir Hermann Bondi, Professor T Brooke Benjamin, Professor Sir James Lighthill, HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Mrs Heather Wilkinson, Dr James Wilkinson, Dame Kathleen  llerenshaw, Mr Norman Clarke. President HRH Duke of Edinburgh presenting honorary fellowship of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) to James Wilkinson in 1977. President HRH Duke of Edinburgh presenting honorary fellowship of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) to James Wilkinson in 1977.\n . Prof. W F Forbes, (Dean of Mathematics Waterloo), James Wilkinson, Dr B C Matthews, (President, University of Waterloo). Jim Wilkinson receiving Honorary Degree, Doctor of Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1978.   Back says "78-10-30". James Wilkinson. CS/22997/8. James Wilkinson. CS/22997/9. James Wilkinson. CS/22997/7. James Wilkinson Bob Bartels, Alston Householder, James Wilkinson.\n "Delaware June 1980".  By Walter Gander. Digital Computer Museum presents James Wilkinson, Tuesday April 14, 1981 at Digital in Marlboro.\nThe Fifth Pioneer Computer Lecture.\n5.00 The Pilot Ace (designed by Alan Turing).\n6.25 Reception and viewing exhibits.\nDigital Computer Museum, One Iron Way, Marlboro, Massachusetts.\n(617) 467-4036. Leslie Fox, Vera N. Kublanovskaja (?), Heather Wilkinson, James Wilkinson. Taken during the Gatlinburg VIII meeting, Oxford, July 1981, by Walter Gander. ?, James Wilkinson, Leslie Fox. Argonne National Laboratory Photograph ANL negative 145-84-13 #2K James Wilkinson, Mrs Joan Mann, Brian Mann. Taken at Kempton Park on the occasion of Jim's retirement from NPL 24.1.80.  Joan was Jim's PA. Dr Paul Dean, Director NPL, Mr E Albasiny, Superintendent Maths Division, James Wilkinson, Heather Wilkinson (back to camera). Taken at Kempton Park on the occasion of Jim's retirement from NPL in 24.1.80.
Gallery by Sven Hammarling, and Nicholas J. Higham, School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester.
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