Jun 25

Alan Turing – 100 Years ago today saw the birth of the codebreaker

Alan Turing

The 23rd June marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing.  Mr Turing was one of the earlier computer geniuses, when at the early age of 24, he published a paper about the concept of a ‘universal computing machine’ and later went on to design one of the very first computers.  Along with his research into artificial intelligence, Turing is probably best known for his code breaking.  During the second world war, Turing and the rest of the team at Bletchley Park helped crack the German ‘Enigma’ message, which was thought to have helped dramatically reduce the duration of the war. To celebrate Alan Turing’s life an exhibition opens this weekend at the Science Museum.

More info: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/turing.aspx

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