Alan Turing

By Molly Jefferis

About Alan Turing

First Alan was born in 1912 and died in 1954, (He ate an apple full of Cyanide!!)

The London 2012 Olympic Torch flame was passed on in front of Turing's statue in Manchester on his 100th birthday

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What Alan did

Alan Turing (1912-54) is best-known for helping decipher the code created by German Enigma machines in the Second World War, and for being one of the founders of computer science and artificial intelligence. Alan Turing cracked the Enigma code that was set by the Germans.
QI on the Enigma machine, Alan Turing, and early computing