alan turing

by nina

about him

Alan Turing was a mathematician, code-breaker and pioneer of computer science.

He was born on the 23rd june 1912. in london. He studie maths at cambridge university. He killed himself by putting poison into an apple and then ate it.

his idea

it was an idea to make a machine that would turn the thought processes into numbers. the machine would read a series of ones and zeros from a tape which described the steps needed to solve a problem or task.
"Alan Turing was born at Paddington, London. His father, Julius Mathison Turing, was a British member of the Indian Civil Service and he was often abroad. Alan's mother, Ethel Sara Stoney, was the daughter of the chief engineer of the Madras railways and Alan's parents had met and married in India. When Alan was about one year old his mother rejoined her husband in India, leaving Alan in England with friends of the family. Alan was sent to school but did not seem to be obtaining any benefit so he was removed from the school after a few months."-http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/Biographies/Turing.html
he is well known for cracking german codes in WW2

A poisoned apple killed him.