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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.


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 ~


Remembering legendary Enigma code breaker Mavis Batey

Bill Nye's Mom Was A Badass World War II Code Breaker

"During World War II, Bill Nye’s mom Jacqueline Nye (née Jenkins), was in the Navy and was even recruited to work on the Enigma code. An Allied code-breaking team used recovered Enigma machines, invented by Germans, to decrypt German messages, which historians say helped shorten the war."


Mavis Batey, Allied Code Breaker in World War II, Dies at 92

Turing's handwritten journal sells for more than $1m

Alan Turing: Handwritten journal of Enigma code-breaker sells for more than $1m - People - News - The Independent

Bletchley Park Mansion, Sherwood Dr, Bletchley, Milton Keynes. The site of WWII code-breaking work.


Notebook Belonging to Enigma Code-Breaker Alan Turing to Be Auctioned Off For an Expected $1 Million in April 2015

On April 13, 2015, auction house Bonhams New York is slated to auction off a 56-page handwritten notebook that mathematician Alan Turing kept in 1942 during the time that he was working at Bletchle...

Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon

Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon - The New York Times