# Alan turing

### Jess Langan

## who is he?

Alan Turing was an English mathematician, wartime code-breaker and pioneer of computer science. Alan Turing was an English mathematician, wartime code-breaker and pioneer of computer science. 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.

## what did he do?

*Alan Turing's work could be said to have begun the digital revolution. Although others around the world, such as the American, Alonzo Church, had done some work, it was Alan Turing who envisaged and designed a Machine that could be given a rule set upon which it would base its actions and could therefore be programmed to solve an infinite number of problems: in fact, any problem for which there was a solution(basically a modern computer).*