Alan Turing

By Ines Sequeira

Early Life

Alan Turing was born in London, 23rd of June 1912 to Ethel Sara Turing(earlier Stoney) (Mother) and Julius Mathison Turing (Father). In His childhood, he and his brother lived in England with friends and relatives while his parents were in India for his father's job. This was until 1926 when his father retired. 1918 he goes to St Michaels Day School (Hastings) but doesn't do well and is later transferred to Hazelhurst Preparatory School where is does a lot better. HE then becomes a Pupil at Sherborne School (Dorset). Then, in 1931 he goes to King's Collage, Cambridge
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During the War

Alan Turing was a code breaker for the British Cryptanalytic Department, the Government Code and Cypher School. To aid the war, he, along with some colleagues, built the Bombe. The Bombe was a decoder for the German Code written by the Enigma. The Enigma was a machine that you clicked a letter and a different letter came up every time, there were . This invention was thought to have shortened the war by years
Alan Turing: Cracking the Enigma

After the War

After the war he began work on a machine that could process and compute things - The Computer. The government then found out he was gay. Being gay was illegal at the time. He endured many injections changing his DNA and eventually found that it was too much and ended his life at the age of 42 by eating an apple laced with cyanide. Death Date: June 7, 1954 in Wilmslow.

The Imitation Game

The is a movie that was recently created as tribute to Alan Turing. It is the story of his life and everything he did to help out in the war and otherwise. This was done so more people know what he did to aid the War.
The Imitation Game - Official Trailer - The Weinstein Company

Quotes

“A computer could be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human”

“We are not interested in the fact that the brain has the consistency of cold porridge”

“We can only see a short distance ahead but we can see plenty that needs to be done”

“Machines take me by surprise with great frequency”

“Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition”

“Unless in communicating with it says exactly what it means, trouble is bound to result”