alan turing

alan turings life

1912 (23 June): Birth, Paddington, London

1926-31: Sherborne School

1930: Death of friend Christopher Morcom

1931-34: Undergraduate at King's College, Cambridge University

1932-35: Quantum mechanics, probability, logic

1935: Elected fellow of King's College, Cambridge

1936: The Turing machine, computability, universal machine

1936-38: Princeton University. Ph.D. Logic, algebra, number theory

1938-39: Return to Cambridge. Introduced to German Enigma cipher machine

1939-40: The Bombe, machine for Enigma decryption

1939-42: Breaking of U-boat Enigma, saving battle of the Atlantic

1943-45: Chief Anglo-American crypto consultant. Electronic work.

1945: National Physical Laboratory, London

1946: Computer and software design leading the world.

1947-48: Programming, neural nets, and artificial intelligence

1948: Manchester University

1949: First serious mathematical use of a computer

1950: The Turing Test for machine intelligence

1951: Elected FRS. Non-linear theory of biological growth

1952: Arrested as a homosexual, loss of security clearance

1953-54: Unfinished work in biology and physics

1954 (7 June): Death (suicide) by cyanide poisoning, Wilmslow, Cheshire.

His inventions

Alan Turing invented the Turing Machine, which was a theoretical model that formed the basis for modern computers. During World War 2, he developed approaches to crack Germany's Enigma encryption


Kate Russell - Alan Turing