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Alan Turing - Celebrating the Life of a Genius

By Dr James Grime from Cambridge University in COMPUTERS , HISTORY , MATH

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Saturday 23 June 2012 marked the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing - mathematical genius, hero of the WWII code breakers of Bletchley Park, and father of modern computing.

Alan Turing was a mathematician, cryptographer and pioneer of computer science who possessed one of the greatest brains of the 20th century. His life was one of secret triumphs shadowed by public tragedy.

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