Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation... Wikipedia

  • Born:  Alan Mathison Turing, June 23, 1912, Maida Vale, London, England
  • Died:  June 7, 1954, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, Cyanide poisoning
  • Resting place:  Ashes scattered in gardens of Woking Crematorium
  • Fields:  Logic, Mathematics, Cryptanalysis, Computer science, Mathematical and theoretical biology
  • Institutions:  University of Manchester, Government Code and Cypher School, National Physical Laboratory
  • Education:  Sherborne School
  • Alma mater:  University of Cambridge (BA, MA), Princeton University (PhD)
  • Thesis:  Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals (1938)
  • Doctoral students:  Robin Gandy, Beatrice Worsley
  • Known for:  Cryptanalysis of the Enigma, Turing's proof, Turing machine, Turing test, Unorganised machine, Turing pattern, Turing reduction, "The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis"
  • Influences:  Max Newman
  • Notable awards:  Smith's Prize (1936)
  • Partner:  Joan Clarke, (engaged in 1941, did not marry)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo
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