All about alan turing
Who is Alan Turing
Alan Turing was not a well known figure during his lifetime. But today he is famous for being a British mathematician, who used computers and played a crucial part in the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in WW2.
His early life
Alan Turing spent much of his early life separated from his parents, as his father worked in India. At school he was into doing experiments by himself and was easily and was seen drawing in sports. When he moved to Sherborne school he met Christopher and they started to be very good friends. then Christopher died. Alan then was determined to carry on there work.
His later life timeline
1912 (23 June): Birth, Paddington, London
1931-34: Undergraduate at King's College, Cambridge University
1932-35: Quantum mechanics, probability, logic. Fellow of King's College, Cambridge
1936: The Turing machine, computability, universal machine
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
1945: National Physical Laboratory, London
1946: Computer and software design leading the world.
1947-48: Programming, neural nets, and artificial intelligence
1950: The Turing Test for machine intelligence
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.
'Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.'
'I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.'