Matthew Rice - Jones

My flyer all about Alan Turing

This is my paragraph on Alan Turing

Backround Alan Turing was:
  • Born: 23 Jun 1912 · London , United Kingdom
  • Died: 07 Jun 1954 · Wilmslow, United Kingdom
  • Related films: The Imitation Game
  • Fields of study: Cryptanalysis · Computer science · Mathematics
  • Inventions: Automatic Computing Engine · Universal Turing machine · LU decomposition
  • Education: Sherborne School · Princeton University (1936 - 1938) · King's College (1931 - 1934) ·
  • He was a very clever at school and later on he cracked the enigma code, this changed his life ;)

    unfortunately he committed suicide as he was mocked for being a homosexual.

    Interesting Facts

    Alan Turing was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, computer scientist, mathematical biologist and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of “algorithm” and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Furthermore, to get to know more about him, here are some other facts about Alan Turing you might be interested in.

    Turing was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952, when such acts were still criminalized in the UK. He accepted treatment with estrogen injections (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison

    On 8 June 1954, Turing’s cleaner found him dead. He had died the previous day. A post-mortem examination established that the cause of death was cyanide poisoning. When his body was discovered, an apple lay half-eaten beside his bed, and although the apple was not tested for cyanide

    To mark the 100th anniversary of Turing’s birth, the Turing Centenary Advisory Committee (TCAC) co-ordinated the Alan Turing Year, a year-long programme of events around the world honouring Turing’s life and achievements.

    Turing was portrayed by Derek Jacobi in the 1996 television movie Breaking the Code. The drama-documentary Codebreaker, about Turing’s life, was aired by UK’s Channel 4 in 2011 and was released in the US in October 2012. The film features Ed Stoppard as Turing and Henry Goodman as Franz Greenbaum.

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    Matthew, a very nice piece of work on Alan Turing! Very good information and very interesting and useful for those who want to learn about cracking the enigma code!

    Try to add pictures and try to make the text about him more concise.

    MArked by James Reed