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A hero to humanity. Alan Mathison Turing British mathematician, logician & cryptanalyst. He was highly influential in the development of computer science. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and AI. During WW2 he help crack the allegedly unbreakable Enigma code. Turing was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952. He accepted treatment with female hormones (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. Turing died from suicide by cyanide poisoning.

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Joan Clarke, the cryptanalyst war-heroine, and the women of Bletchley Park (you never heard of)

Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist ~

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Alan Turing, everyone (Had to learn about him from a movie!)

The legendary World War II-era codebreaker who was convicted of "gross indecency" after engaging in a same-sex relationship may finally receive a posthumous pardon from the British government. Officials have indicated they would support...

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Alan Turing: Creator of modern computing

Alan Turing with two colleagues and a Ferranti computer in January 1951. Turing had previously been involved with the construction of both the Colossus at Bletchley Park, and later the Automatic Computing Engine

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Alan Turing, the man who broke the enigma code during WWII, is estimated to have shortened the war by over two years, and to have saved over 14 million lives. He was later charged for his homosexuality and was forced to undergo chemical castration.

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What was Alan Turing really like?

Alan Turing's Letter to Maria explaining the principles of Solitaire. Maria was the young daughter of Turning's sympathetic psychiatrist and friend. Click through.

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Alan Turing's letter to Christopher Morcom's mother. Christopher was Alan's first love, and he died very young. Just 17 when he passed. Alan was heartbroken.

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Alan Turing. Find out more about logician and mathematician Alan Turing, including what he proved in his paper, 'On Computable Numbers,' at Biography.com.