Dependable and Historic Computing pp 225-237

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6875)

The Belgian Electronic Mathematical Machine (1951-1962): An Account

  • Pierre-Jacques Courtois


Dedicated to Brian Randell, Emeritus Professor of Newcastle upon Tyne University, in commemoration of his 75th birthday, this paper evokes the origins and the development of an electronic computer realized in Antwerp (Belgium) in the early 1950’s. Our main focus is on some interesting archetypes and advanced aspects of the design, and on how a small group of Belgians engineers developed this early machine.


computer history IRSIA FNRS computer Belevitch Belgium 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre-Jacques Courtois
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  1. 1.Institute of Information & Communication Technologies, Electronics & Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM)Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)Louvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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