Alan Turing

Master of Modern Technology


Alan Turing was a British mathematician, logician, philosopher, pioneering computer scientist and mathematical biologist. During the 2nd world war, Turing worked for the government code and cypher school at Bletchley Park, Britain’s code breaking centre. He made a devised a number of techniques to hack the German’s ciphers, including improvements to his machine that he called “The Bomb Method”.

It is an electrical machine that could find settings for the Enigma Machine. Turing’s pivotal position in cracking the intercepted coded messages that was Britain was unable to understand what it means.

Turing was a prosecuted in 1952 for homosexual acts, when behaviour was still criminalised in the UK.

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