Alan Turing


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English mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (1912-1954)

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Instead, Alan Turing committed suicide days before his forty-second birthday in 1954 by eating an apple dipped in cyanide.
Photo: Derek Jacobi stars as brilliant mathematician Alan Turing in ``Breaking the Code.
Benedict Cumberbatch is playing codebreaker Alan Turing
THE Pet Shop Boys are to use a new orchestral work about the computer pioneer Alan Turing to call for the men imprisoned or fined for committing homosexual acts to be pardoned.
AN ORCHESTRAL work by the Pet Shop Boys based on the life of codebreaker Alan Turing - whose endeavours are said to have shortened the Second World War by up to two years - is to be given its world premiere at the BBC Proms.
Turing Group takes its name from Alan Turing, the father of modern computing, and the creator of the Turing Machine, a simple device that made possible everything from smartphones to the Mars Rover.
Keywords: Alan Turing, Turing machine, Turing test, hypercomputing, computability, artificial intelligence
Such patterns-named for mathematician Alan Turing, who theorized the phenomenon--may help explain the number of fingers and toes an animal has.
In 1952, mathematician Alan Turing proposed mathematical equations for pattern formation, which describes how two uniformly-distributed substances, an activator and a repressor, trigger the formation of complex shapes and structures from initially-equivalent cells.
THE head of intelligence agency GCHQ paid tribute to Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician responsible for cracking the secret wartime codes of Nazi Germany.
Search engine giant Google paid tributes to computer pioneer Alan Turing on his 100th birth anniversary on June 23 with a new doodle.
ALAN TURING YEAR 2012 :: List of celebration events this year www.
MONDAY Britain's Greatest Codebreaker Channel 4, 9pm This drama documentary examines the life and legacy of Alan Turing, the mathematical genius and codebreaker who helped to shorten the Second World War yet who killed himself aged 41.
COMPUTER pioneer Alan Turing was finally recognised yesterday as the war hero he always was.