10 Facts about Alan Turing

Monday, December 8th 2014. | Mathematics

Facts about Alan Turing tell you about the famous mathematical biologist, philosopher, logician, mathematician, and pioneering computer scientist. He was born on 23 June 1912 and passed away on 7 June 1954. Find out more facts about Alan Turing by reading the following post below:

Facts about Alan Turing 1: Turing machine

Alan Turing was very famous with his Turing Machine. He created computation and algorithm on his machine. It looks like a computer. There is no need to wonder that he was called as the father of artificial intelligence and theoretical computer science.

Facts about Alan Turing 2: Government Code and Cypher School

Alan Turing worked in GC&CS or Government Code and Cypher School during World War II. His workplace is located at Bletchley Park. His responsibility is to provide the method for breaking the German ciphers.

Alan Turing Facts

Alan Turing Facts

Facts about Alan Turing 3: Winston Churchill

Do you know that Alan Turing contributed a lot for Allied victory in World War II? Winston Churchill praised his contribution since his method bought big contribution for the victory against the NAZI.

Facts about Alan Turing 4: the coded message

During the World War II, Alan Turing could crack the coded messages which made the allies find out the ways to beat the Nazi Germany in various battles.

Alan Turing Images

Alan Turing Images

Facts about Alan Turing 5: shortened the war

Due to his contribution in the allies, the war in Europe can be shortened at least 2-4 years. If there is no Alan Turing, the war in Europe that time must be longer and made the civilians suffered a lot.

Facts about Alan Turing 6: ACE

ACE is a designed stored program computer that Alan Turing created after the World War II. At that time, he worked at National Physical Laboratory. Check out facts about absolute value in the field of mathematics.

Alan Turing Pic

Alan Turing Pic

Facts about Alan Turing 7: Manchester computers

Alan Turing assisted to the development of Manchester computers in 1948. He decided to work at Max Newman’s Computing Laboratory at Manchester University. During his work in Manchester University, he was very interested in mathematical biology.

Facts about Alan Turing 8: the contribution in the mathematical biology

His contribution in mathematical biology includes his paper which contains the prediction of the Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction and chemical basis of morphogenesis.



Facts about Alan Turing 9: homosexual acts

Alan Turing was caught in homosexual acts in 1952. Then he was prosecuted in United Kingdom. Rather than being sent to the prison, he accepted the oestrogen injections as the treatment for his homosexual act. At that time, the homosexual behavior is considered as a crime.

Facts about Alan Turing 10: cyanide poisoning

Cyanide poisoning is the main cause of his death in 1954.  He passed away 16 days before his 42nd birthday.

Alan Turing

Alan Turing

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