Computing History

Tim Burners-Lee and Alan Turing

Alan Turing was a mathematician, wartime code-breaker and pioneer.

Turing studied and taught maths at Cambridge University, and developed a blossoming interest in quantum mechanics. At Cambridge University the young man was able to prove that computers were could not process all mathematical problems. Alan Turing then flew to America undertaking his studies at the University of Princeton. He then returned to England in 1938, and started working secretly in the British cryptanalytic department, the institution of code-breaking. His skilled were immediately recognised and was employed full time at its head-quarters when the war broke out.

Here he played a vital role in deciphering the messages encrypted by the German Enigma machine, which contained vital information. He took the lead role and designed the machine known as the bombe, or in other words the code-breaking machine that needed no instruction from a human. Alan’s invention made him well-known, and he took his first step to fame…

Turing studied and taught maths at Cambridge University, and developed a blossoming interest in quantum mechanics. At Cambridge University the young man was able to prove that computers were could not process all mathematical problems. Alan Turing then flew to America undertaking his studies at the University of Princeton. He then returned to England in 1938, and started working secretly in the British cryptanalytic department, the institution of code-breaking. His skilled were immediately recognised and was employed full time at its head-quarters when the war broke out.

Here he played a vital role in deciphering the messages encrypted by the German Enigma machine, which contained vital information. He took the lead role and designed the machine known as the bombe, or in other words the code-breaking machine that needed no instruction from a human. Alan’s invention made him well-known, and he took his first step to fame…