Alan Turing

By Annabel.M.Peppard

Who is alan turing?

~Alan Turing was born on 23 June, 1912, in London.

~ His father was in the Indian Civil Service and Turing's parents lived in India until his father's retirement in 1926.

~Turing and his brother stayed with friends and relatives in England. Turing studied mathematics at Cambridge University, and subsequently taught there, working in the burgeoning world of quantum mechanics.

~ It was at Cambridge that he developed the proof which states that automatic computation cannot solve all mathematical problems.

~ This concept, also known as the Turing machine, is considered the basis for the modern theory of computation.

how and when did he die?

Alan Turing OBE, FRS died in Wilmslow, England on June 7th 1954. He committed suicide by eating an apple laced with cyanide following his prosecution for homesexual acts (illegal at that time in the UK) He was 41 years, 11 months and 15 days old when he died.