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Alan Turing’s Reading List: Books the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library

This man, Alan Turing, helped win World War II by inventing a computer than could decrypt German messages encoded with the Enigma machine. In addition, he formally described the concepts of algorithms and computation. He proved that anything computable on one machine, is computable on another, given enough time. He is the father of computer science. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found gulty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to suicide. Britan has…


Alan Mathison Turing (1912–1954) British mathematician, logician & cryptanalyst. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, giving a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" & "computation". Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science & artificial intelligence. Turing was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952. He accepted treatment with female hormones (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. Turing died from cyanide…

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Why Alan Turing is the father of computer science

Why Alan Turing is the father of computer science | On the 60th anniversary of his death, we pay tribute to code-breaker Alan Turing, whose trailblazing career was tragically cut short. Buying advice from the leading technology site

Alan Turing is the father of computer science. He is largely responsible for development of the Turing-Welchman bombe, which effectively cracked Enigma-encoded messages during WWII. He created a formal definition of the algorithm and created the Turing machine. Without him, we may not have computers as we know them to be today. In 1952, Turing was arrested in the UK for being gay. Instead of serving prison time, he chose the alternative– chemical castration through estrogen therapy.