Alan Turing

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Alan Turing

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1912 - Alan Turing was born1927 - becomes deeply interested in the work of Albert Einstein.1934 - Graduates with Distinction from Kings College1939 - asked to join the Govenment Codes and Ciphers School.1939-1940 - Alan develops the Bombe, a device for decrypting the messagess sent by Germans.1945 - awareded OBE for wartime services.1946 - publishes a paper with the first detailed design of a stored-program computer.1950 - develops the Turing Test (very famous paper)1945 - Died aged 41

Alan Turing was a British mathematician and computer scientist who cracked German ciphers (codes) in the Second World War, contributed to mathematical logic and played an important role in the development of algorithms, artificial intelligence and the modern computer.

Lasting Impact

Today Turing is considered one of the 20th century’s most important people.

Citations

http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/facts/famousmathematicians.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgW6HplOZV0

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