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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The problem Uhing looked at involves a Turing machine, named for the late British mathematician Alan M. Turing. A typical Turing machine can be represented as a device that reads and writes symbols on an infinite tape and has a control unit that can take on a finite number of states.