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Alan Turing

A bit about him

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Computer Scientist


Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner.

Born: June 23, 1912, Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom

Died: June 7, 1954, Wilmslow, United Kingdom

Education: Princeton University (1936–1938), More

Siblings: John Turing

Parents: Julius Mathison Turing, Ethel Sara Stoney

What he did

During the Second World War, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre. For a time he led Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis.

enigma

He devised a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers, including improvements to the pre-war Polish bombe method and an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma machine.