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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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Famed mathematician Alan Turing is the inventor of the technology that allowed computers to be possible, and is considered the creator of computers because of this. Every computer in existence has used his models and tech to exist. Unfortunately, he lived in a time where being homosexual was illegal and after a conviction against him for having relations with another man, he was subjected to horrendous conversion therapy and later committed suicide.

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 in 1927, from Westcott House photograph ©Sherborne School | @AlanTuringYear | #AlanTuringYear

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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 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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