Alan Turing, British mathematician (1912-1954),  altered the course of the 20th C.  His 1936 paper laid the foundation of computer science, providing the first formal concept of a computer algorithm. In WWII he designed the machines that cracked German military codes. In the late 1940's he turned his attention to artificial intelligence and proposed a challenge, now called the Turing test, still important today. His contribution to mathematical biology was no less profound.

Playing solitaire with Turing

Alan Turing, British mathematician altered the course of the C. His 1936 paper laid the foundation of computer science, providing the first formal concept of a computer algorithm.

Alan Turing : The codebreaker who saved 'millions of lives' / Jack Copeland @bbcnews | Alan Turing - the Bletchley Park codebreaker - would have been 100 years old on 23 June had he lived to the present day. To mark the occasion the BBC commissioned a week-long series of articles to explore his many achievements. This second essay examines the impact the British mathematician had on the outcome of World War II | #alanturingyear

Alan Turing: The codebreaker who saved 'millions of lives'

The bombe's operators read decrypted German messages by marking the position of its drums

Alan #Turing: The Father of Computer Science [Infographic] A look at the life and times of the world's first codebreaker.

He broke the Nazi Enigma code during World War II, and went on to become the father of computer science. This is the story of Alan Turing, history’s most important codebreaker.

Enigma machine. Alan Turing was part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.

Alan Turing's Universal Machine is named greatest British innovation of the 20th Century

I'm so happy to hear Alan Turing's story being told, even if it is by way of a Hollywood movie. Turing was part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.

Alan Turing... How the enigma machine worked- could be useful for our design also

How the Enigma code-machines worked mostlysignssomeportents: “ “ With the release of the Alan Turing biopic “The Imitation Game,” interest in the Enigma cipher used by the Axis powers and broken by.

Alan Turing's Biology Paper Near the end of his life, the great mathematician Alan Turing wrote his first and last paper on biology and chemistry, about how a certain type of chemical reaction ought to produce many patterns seen in nature.

Alan Turing’s Patterns in Nature, and Beyond

Alan Turing’s Brilliant but Overlooked Scientific Breakthrough “Alan Turing is known as a genius mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician, and the father of modern computer science and A.

Young Alan Turing (age 16) - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.

Turing Biographer On The True Story Of Genius's Tragic Death

Young Alan Turing - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.

14 Mar 40: The first "bombe" decipher machine becomes operational at Bletchley Park in England. It not only plays an important role in the outcome of World War II, but will lead directly to today's modern computing. #WWII #History

A Wave operating a Navy Bombe - technological wonder that cracked numerous German & Japanese encryption systems.

The Alan Turing Year - 2012 Turing Centenary - He was a wronged hero, and it was about time.

The Alan Turing Year - 2012 Turing Centenary - He was a wronged hero, and it was about time.

Alan Turing Statue by Stephen Kettle, Bletchley Park by Downtime_1882, via Flickr

Alan Turing Statue by Stephen Kettle. Made of thousands of slate stones from Wales. Have seen this at Bletchley Park - it is astonishing.

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Alan Turing as a at Sherborne School, Dorset, in Photograph: Sherborne School/AFP/Getty Images

Bletchley Park World War 2 | Bletchley Park Turing Bombe

A gallery of images from Bletchley Park, home to the National Codes Centre and the National Museum of Computing, for the Turing centenary

The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine

The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine

Alan Turing, inventor of the first computer system and code breaker at Bletchley Park

How The Alan Turing Google Logo Works

June 2012 Alan Turing's Birthday//must click through to try this doodle out

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