Alan Turing

by Caitlin Lowe

Early life

Alan Turing, in full Alan Mathison Turing was born June 23, 1912 British mathematician and logician, who made major contributions to mathematics, cryptanalysis, logic,philosophy,and mathematical biology and also to the new areas later named computer science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and artificial life.

School life

At a young age he displayed signs of high intelligence, which some of his teacher recognized, but did not necessarily respect. He spent much of his time separated from his parents as his farther was working in the British administration of India. At 13 yrs old he got sent to Sherborne School, a large boarding school in Dorset. The rigid education system gave his free-ranging scientific mind little encouragement, so he studied advanced modern scientific ideas, such as relativity, on his own, running far ahead of the school syllabus