Alan Turing

code braker of the Enigma machine

About Him

  • Born: 23rd June 1912
  • Died: 7th June 1954 aged 41
  • Alan Turing was a logician, mathematician and computer scientist.
  • During WW2 he worked at Bletchley Park and was involved in breaking the German Enigma machine codes
  • In 1936, he came up with the idea of a machine that was able to compute anything that could be computed. This was known as the Turing Machine and led to the modern computer
  • Turing committed suicide in 1954, by eating an apple containing cyanide