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What was Alan Turing really like?

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.


The Imitation Game : la bande annonce

5 nominations pour The Imitation Game aux Golden Globes 2015 : Meilleur film dramatique, Meilleur acteur dans un drame (Benedict Cumberbatch), Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle (Keira Knightley), Meilleur scénario, Meilleure bande originale (Alexandre Desplat)


Could you have been a codebreaker at Bletchley Park?


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

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


It is hard to overstate the importance of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who died in 1954. He was a hero in science, for one. Turing invented the concepts that underlie modern computers and artificial intelligence. And he was a hero in war: He was a vital part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.


Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game",


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

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


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 ~